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tKCy sincere, best wishes to every member of the Senior 
Class for future success and prosperity. 


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our Silma fHater, tfje Mentor Class presents tfjiS, tfje etgljtfj bolumc of 
The Neume. Un tfje following pages toe fjabe enbeaboreb to recorb tfje 
manp phases of Conserbatorp life in its serious anb tts tumorous betn— 
fonb recollections cfjensfjeb bp ebcrp stubent. €>uv efforts Ijabc not been 
for personal acftiebements, but to upfjolb tfje Ijonor of our toortftp Slma 

Board of Editors 

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Theodore E. R. Gundry 

Associate Editor 
Eva Ellsworth Johnson 

Assistant Editors 
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Blanch F. Brocklebank Edith F. Miller 

Elizabeth M. Bell 

Assistant Business Manager 
Albert S. Heald 


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Mary A. Thayer, Librarian 

William Driscoll, Superintendent of Music Store 
John McLean, Superintendent of Building 


Adeline C. Ferguson Margaret W. Avery 

Ellen M. Wheelock 

Directory Co?nmittee 
Eben D. Jordan Wallace Goodrich 

George W. Chadwick Ralph L. Flanders 

James C. D. Parker 


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Estelle T. Andrews. 

Born in Baltimore, Md. Graduate of Peabody Conservatory of Music, 
Baltimore. Pupil of Carl Faelten and Helen Hopekirk, Boston. 

Carl Baermaxx. 

Born in Munich. Pupil of Wanner, Wohlmuth and Liszt. Studied compo- 
sition with Lachner. Taught in Munich Conservatory ; came to America 
and settled in Boston in 1881. A concert pianist and teacher of interna- 
tional reputation. 

David S. Blanpied. 

Born in Gallina, Ohio. Graduate of the New England Conservatory and 
of the Music Department of Boston University, receiving the degree of 
Mus. Bac. Studied with J. C. D. Parker, S. A. Emery, George E. Whiting: 
composition with William Apthorp and John K. Paine. 

Lucy Dean. 

Born in Illinois. Graduate from the New England Conservatory in 1891. 
Studied with Dr. Maas, Mrs. Maas and Carl Faelten of Boston : Leschet- 
izky in Vienna, and Buonomici in Florence. 

Floyd B. Deax. 

Born in Richville, N. Y. Pupil of Adrien Sabourin. Graduate of the New 
England Conservatory. 

Charles Dexxee. 

Born in Oswego, N. Y. Studied piano with A. D. Turner and Madame 
Schiller. Special study of Beethoven with von Biilow during his last trip 
to America. Composition with Stephen A. Emery. Teacher at the Con- 
servatory since 1883. 

Alfred De Yoto. 

Born in Boston. Graduated from the New England Conservatory in 1898 
under Charles Dennee. Member of the Municipal Music Commission of 
Boston since 1898. Pianist of the Longy Club of Boston. 

Kl'rt Fischer. 

Graduate of the Leipsic Conservatory of Music. Studied under Carl 
Reinecke and Jadassohn: later joined the Faculty of the Royal Con- 
servatory at Sondershausen as a teacher of piano, harmony and composi- 
tion ; made several concert trips through Germany. Member of the 
Facultv since 1910. 



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Jane M. Foretier. 

Born in France. Graduated from the New England Conservatory in 1898. 
Member of the Faculty since 1907. 

Henry Goodrich. 

Born in Haverhill, Mass. Studied with Edward MacDowell in Boston, 1889 
to 1896. Member of the Facultv since 1908. 


Born in Plymouth, England. Studied at the Leipsic Conservatory under 
Reinecke, Richter and Jadassohn; studied in Paris with Ferdinand Praeger ; 
organ and church choir work in London with Roland Rogers, Sir George 
Martin and Luard Selby. 

Edwin Klahre. 

Born in New Jersey. Studied under O. Klahre, Liszt, Lebert and Joseffy ; 
composition with Schulze in Weimar, Bruckner and Goetchius in Stuttgart. 

Frederick L. Lincoln. 

Born in Massachusetts. Graduated from the New England Conservatory 
in 1881. Studied with J. C. D. Parker, A. D. Turner, Carl Baermann, Carl 
Faelten and Stephen Emery. 

Anna Stovall Lothian. 

Born in Mississippi. Graduated from the New England Conservatory in 
1895 under Carl Stasny. Assistant teacher with Mr. Stasny. 

F. Stuart Mason. 

Born in Weymouth, Mass. Studied piano with John Orth. Graduated from 
New England Conservatory with highest honors in 1907 under Dr. Jeffery 
in piano, and G. W. Chadwick in composition. Studied in Paris under 
Isidore Philipp, and counterpoint and fugue under Andre Gedalge. Joined 
the Faculty in 1910. 

Annie W. McLearv. 

Born in Farmington, Me. Graduated from the New England Conservatory 
in organ in 1907 under Wallace Goodrich. Graduated in piano in 1908 
under George Proctor. Organist of Second Unitarian Church, Brookline. 
Member of Faculty since 1911. 

F. Addison Porter. 

Born in Dixmount, Me. Graduated from the New England Conservatory 
under A. D. Turner, Stephen Emery and George W. Chadwick. Studied 
with Hoffman and Freitag in Leipsic. Head of the Pianoforte Normal 

J. Albert Jeffery. 

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George \V. Proctor. 

Born in Boston. Graduated from the New England Conservatory in 1892. 
Studied with Leschetizky in Vienna: composition with Nawratil and 

Eustace B. Rice. 

Born in Wayland. Mass. Studied piano and organ with Edwin C. Rowley 
in Hudson, X. Y. : piano with Edwin Klahre and Carl Baermann of 
Boston; organ with George E. Whiting and Henry Dunham: composition 
with Goetschius. 

David H. Sequeira. 

Born in Granada, Nicaragua. Graduated from the New England Conserv- 
atory in 1904-6. Member of Faculty since 1908. 

Carl Stasny. 

Born in Mainz, Germany. Studied under Ignaz Briill, Vienna: YVilhelm 
Kriiger. Stuttgart : and Franz Liszt. Weimar. 

Richard E. Stevens. 

Born in California. Graduated from the New England Conservatory in 
1904. Studied with Buonomici in Florence and Moskowski in Paris. 

Frank S. Watson. 

Born in Rhode Island. Graduated from the New England Conservatory in 
1905. Studied with Dr. Jeffery and Edwin Klahre: composition with Geo. 
W. Chadwick. Member of Faculty since 1906. 

H. S. Wilder. 

Born in Worcester, Mass. Studied piano under B. D. Allen, B. J. Lang 
and A. K. Virgil. 


Charles H. Bennett. 

Born in Bennington. Vt. Pupil of Charles Adams in voice, and G. W. 
Chadwick in composition. Studied in Paris with Trabadelo. Spent seven 
years of study in London, after which he made a two-years' concert tour 
around the world. Member of the Faculty since 1910. 

William H. Dunham. 

Born in Brockton. Mass. Pupil of Augusto Rotoli and Dr. Guilmette of 
Boston; Shakespeare of London; Vannuccini of Florence; Koenig and 
Sbriglia of Paris; Cotogni of Rome; Benevenuti of Milan. 

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Armand Fortix. 

Born in Oxford, Mass. Graduated from New England Conservatory in 
1895 under William L. Whitney. Studied with Vannuccini in Florence. 
Head of the Vocal Normal Department. 

Wallace George. 

Born in Cambridge, Canada. Studied with Charles R. Adams, Augusto 
Rotoli, William L. Whitney and H. Nye in voice; under Walter Goold in 
composition. Concertized two years. Head of Vocal Department at Ohio 
Weslevan University for two years. Director of Fargo Conservatory of 
Music six years. Member of the Faculty since 1911. 


Percy F. Hunt. 

Born in Foxboro, Mass. Graduated from the New England Conservatory 
under William H. Dunham. Studied with Vannuccini in Florence and 
Bouhy in Paris. 

Clara Hunger. 

Born in Portland, Me. Studied with leading teachers of France, England 
and Germany. Taught Mme. Eames for three years. Member of the 
Faculty since 1909. 

Clara Tourjee Nelson. 

Born in Rhode Island. Graduated from the New England Conservatory. 
Studied with Augusto Rotoli, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Neil and Sarah Fisher; 
opera school work with Samuel J. Kellev. 

Maurice Parker. 

Born in Chicago. Studied with Carl Becker in Chicago. Has been asso- 
ciated for fifteen years with Clara Munger. Joined the Faculty in 1909. 

Clara K. Rogers. 

Born in Cheltenham, England. Studied at the Leipsic Conservatory; Piano 
under Moscheles and Plaidy ; voice with Professor Goetze ; studied piano 
in Berlin under von Bulow, voice under Frau Zimmerman ; studied voice 
in Italy under San Giovanni. 

Sullivan A. Sargent. 

Born in Boston, Mass. Studied with George L. Osgood, Charles R. 
Adams. George J. Parker. Myron D. Whitney and Charles A. White ; 
composition with G. W. Chadwick. Became a member of the Facultv in 

Clarence B. Shirley. 

Born in Lynn, Mass. Studied with Charles A. White in Boston, and 
Dubulle in Paris. One of the leading concert and oratorio tenors in New 


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Mabel Staxawav-Briggs. 

Born in California. Graduated from the New England Conservatory in 
1898. A pupil of Augusto Rotoli, Charles A. White and Oreste Bimboni. 
Studied with Dubulle in Paris. 

F. Morse Wemple. 

Born in Albany, N. Y. Studied with Charles A. White. Dubulle in Paris, 
and Henry Russell. A well-known church and concert singer. 

Charles A. White. 

Born in Troy, X. Y. Studied under Rebling and Grill at the Leipsic Con- 
servatory : continued voice study with Lamperti. Organized and directed 
the Trov Choral Club until called to the New England Conservatory in 


Henry M. Dunham. 

Born in Brockton. Mass. Studied at the New England Conservatory under 
Whiting; composition under J. K. Paine. Well-known church organist 
and composer. 

Wallace Goodrich. 

Born in Newton, Mass. Studied at the New England Conservatory under 
Henry M. Dunham; with Rheinberger in Munich, and Widor in Paris. 
Musical director of the Boston Opera Company and of the Cecilia Society. 
Organist of Boston Symphony Orchestra. 

Homer C. Humphrey. 

Born at Yarmouth. Me. Graduated from the New England Conservatory in 
1901-2. Studied Organ with Wallace Goodrich; composition with G. W. 


Timothee Adamo"\vski, Violin. 

Born in Warsaw, Poland. Studied in Warsaw Conservatory under Kontski, 
and in Paris under Massart. Second concert master of Boston Symphony 
Orchestra until 1907. Member of Adamowski Trio. Joined the Facultv 
in 1907. 

Josef Adamowski, Violoncello and Ensemble Classes. 

Born in Warsaw. Poland. Studied at Warsaw Conservatory and at the 
Imperial Conservatory. Moscow, under Fitzenhagen, N. Rubinstein and P. 
Tschaikowsky. Degree of B. A. Joined Facultv in 1903. 


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Eugene Gruexberg, Violin and Viola. 

Born in Lemberg, Galicia. Studied violin at Vienna Conservatory with 
Heissler: composition with Bruckner and Dessoff ; chamber and orchestra 
music with Hellmesberger. Head of Violin Normal Department. 

Vaughn Hamilton, Violin. 

Born in Bangor, Me. Studied under Felix Winternitz for five years, also 
with Anton Witek. Concertmeister of New England Conservatory Orchestra. 

Born in Dresden. Graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Came 
to America with von Billow's orchestra. Member of Boston Symphony 
Orchestra. Joined Faculty in 1899. 

Emil Mahr, Violin and Viola. 

Studied with Joachim in Berlin. Member of Wagner Festival Orchestra in 
Bayreuth. Joined the Faculty in 1887. 

Carl Peirce, Violin. 

Born in Taunton. Mass. Studied with Leandro Campanari. For nine vears 
in charge of Violin Department of the Boston Conservatory. Member of 
the New England Conservatory Faculty since 1902. 

Felix Winternitz, Violin. 

Graduated from the Vienna Conservatory under Griin, in the same class 
with Kreisler. Played two years with Boston Symphony Orchestra before 
touring the United States as soloist. Joined the Faculty in 1899. 

Arthur Brooke, Flute. 

Born in Gomeral, England. Studied under Packer of the Scotch Orchestra. 
Played first flute in the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra. Joined the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra in 1896. 

Rudolph Toll, Clarinet. 

Born in Davenport. Ia. Studied composition with G. W. Chadwick ; 
clarinet with Leon Pourtau and Alexander Selmer of the Paris Conserv- 
atory ; later with Georges Longy. For three years a member of the Pitts- 
burg Symphony Orchestra; now first clarinet of the Boston Opera 
Orchestra. Member of the Facultv since 1909. 

Louis Post, Bassoon. 

Born in Pomerania, Germany. Studied violin and bassoon with his 
brother, Herman Post; later with Gasgisch of Berlin, and Schwarz of 
Cologne. Member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for thirteen years. 


O. Kunze, Contrabass. 



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Albert Hackebarth, French Horn. 

Born in Berlin, Germany. Studied french horn under August Riedel and 
Prof. Carl Schunke of the Konigliche Hoch Schule in Berlin. For twenty- 
two vears a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Joined the 
Faculty in 1908. 

Louis Kloepfel, Trumpet and Cor?zet. 

Born in Thuringia. Engaged by Damrosch as first trumpet in New York 
Symphony Orchestra in 1891. Now a member of the Boston Symphony 

A. J. Smith, Cornet. 

Born in Cambridge, Mass. Studied at the New England Conservatory ; 
also under Arthur Monson, E. N. Lafrician and Louis Kloepfel. Member 
of the Faculty since 1908. 

LeRoy S. Kexfield, Trombone. 

Born in Belchertown, Mass. Member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 

Harriet Shaw, Harp. 

Studied with Carl Ziech of the Royal Dresden Opera House. Adolph Lock- 
wood of the Royal Munich Opera, John Thomas of the Royal Academy, 
London. Signor Lorenzi of Florence, Alphonse Hasselmans of Paris; 
harmony and counterpoint with Hermann Kotzschmar, G. W. Marston, 
F. F. Bullard and Signor Tacchanardi. 

Carl F. Ludwig, Ty?npani and Drums. 

Born in Dresden, Germany. Studied with C. R. Ludwig. Member of the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Festival Orchestra and Municipal 


Louis C. Elsox, Theory. 

Born in Boston, Mass. Studied piano with August Hamann of Boston ; 
voice with August Kreissman ; composition with Carl Cloggner-Castelli 
of Leipsic. Celebrated lecturer and writer on musical subjects; one of 
Boston's best known critics. 

G. W. Chadwick, Counterpoint and Composition. 

Born in Lowell, Mass. Studied at the New England Conservatory; at 
Leipsic under Reinecke and Jadassohn; at the Royal School of Music 
under Rheinberger and Abel. Teacher at the Conservatory since 1880; 
director since 1897. A composer of international reputation. 

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Harry X. Redman, Harmony and Composition. 

Born in Mt. Carmel, 111. Pupil of G. W. Chadwick. Has composed much 
for voice, piano and strings. 

Arthur Shepherd, Harmony and Composition. 

Born in Paris, Idaho. Graduated from the New England Conservatory in 
1897 under Charles Dennee. Studied with Carl Faelten ; composition and 
counterpoint with Goetschius and Chadwick. Taught in Salt Lake City, 
where he conducted Symphony Orchestra until 1908, when he became a 
member of the Faculty. 

William B. Tyler, Harmony and Solfeggio. 

Born in Boston. Graduated from the New England Conservatory in 1909. 
Studied counterpoint and composition with G. W. Chadwick. Studied 
in Berlin with Wilhelm Klatte, and taught at the Stern Conservatory in 
Berlin. Became a member of the Faculty of the New England Conserv- 
atory in 1911. 


Samuel W. Cole, Solfeggio and Public School Music. 

Born in Meriden, N. H. Studied at the New England Conservatory, and 
under S. B. Whitney and John W. Tufts. Director of Music in Public 
Schools of Brookline since 1884. Author of musical text-books. 

Charles H. Doersam, Pianoforte Sight Playing. 

Born in Scranton, Pa. Studied with August Spanuth and Samuel P. 
Warren in New York; with Karl Beving and Gustave Schreck in Leipsic. 
Graduated from the New England Conservatory in 1909. 

David H. Sequeira, Pianoforte Sight Playing. 

Born in Granada, Nicaragua. Graduated from the New England Conserv- 
atory in 1904-6. Became member of Faculty in 1908. 

Richard E. Stevens, Pianoforte Sight Playing. 

Born in California. Graduated from the New England Conservatory in 
1905. Studied with Buonomici in Florence and Moskowski in Paris. 

Clemoxt Lexom, Solfeggio and Oboe. 

Born in Gilly, Belgium. First prize in oboe and superior solfeggio, 
Brussels Conservatory. Studied with Massenet. Conducted orchestra at 
Geneva, Rouen, Aix les Bains. Member of Boston Symphony Orchestra. 


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Mme. Auglsto Rotoli, Italian. 

Born in Rome. Early education in a convent and French School in Rome. 
Studied singing with Signor Rotoli, with whom she came to America in 

Camille Thurwaxger. French. 

Born and educated in Paris. Studied principally fine arts and voice. 
Came to Boston in 1884, where he has given his time to teaching French. 
An authority on phonetics and French diction. 

George Van Wieren, German. 

Born in Eddigehausen, near Gottingen. Germany. Graduated from Uni- 
versity of Gottingen in 1877, with the degree of Candidate of Theology, and 
from the Teachers' Seminary in Hanover in 1899. Instructor in German at 
Boston University. Joined the Faculty in 1901. 


E. Charlto.v Black, Lecturer on English and American Literature. 

Born in Liddlesdale Parish, Scotland, near the Old Manse of Sir Walter 
Scott. Graduated from Edinburgh University in same class with J. M. 
Barrie ; received LL. D. from Glasgow University; now Professor of 
English in Boston University. 

Elizabeth I. Samuel. Rhetoric. English and History. 

Born in Bennington, 111. Graduate of Mt. Holyoke; took a medical 
degree ; special work at Boston University. 

Clayton D. Gilbert, Dramatic Action, Stage Deportmoit and 

Born in Wisconsin. First studied under Mrs. Scott Siddons ; afterwards 
in Chicago. New York and Paris. On the stage with several companies. 
Studied concert deportment under Messrs. Miller and Adams, Chicago. 
Instructor of acting and pantomine at Emerson College of Oratory. 
Joined the Faculty in 1904. 

Fraxcis A. Hexay, Hand Culture. 

Born in Boston. Studied physical culture with Dr. D. A. Sargent of 
Cambridge and Baron Nils Posse of Boston. Assistant in Pianoforte 
Normal Department. Joined the Faculty in 1889. 

George W. Bemis, Guitar and ^Mandolin. 

Born in Boston. Studied with his father. Teacher at the New England 
Conservatory for the past twenty years. 

Senior Class Officers 

John Kendig Snyder 
Evelyn Frances Tozier 
Bessie May Bentley 
Amy Schneider 
Chester Sheldon Cook 
Frank Leslie Miles 

Vice President 
Recording Secretary 
Corresponding Secretary 
Assistant Treasurer 

JtlottO: ''Perseverance Conquers All." 
Colors : Green and gold. 


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John Kendig Snyder. 

Reading. Pa. 

" / hear a faint and mystic knock — *t£s the 
Class Spirit." 

Graduate in Piano under Frederick Lincoln. 

Graduate in Organ under Henry M. Dunham, 
class of 1910. 

President of 1912 class in both Junior and 
Senior years ; Second Vice President of 
Alpha Chapter, Sinfonia ; Organist and 
Choir Director at Robinson M. E. Church, 
Maiden, Mass. 

Evelyn Frances Tozier. 

Concord, N. H. 

'••Ambition has no rest." 

Graduate in Piano under Carl Stasny. 
Vice President of class in Senior year; Chair- 
man of Class Dav Committee. 

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Bessie May Bentley. 

Fairhaven, Mass. 

" We that live to please, must please to live.'''' 

Graduate in Piano under Kurt Fischer. 
Recording Secretary in both Junior and Senior 
years ; Member of Neume Board. 

Amy Schneider. 

Nantucket, Mass. 
li A tnaiden, never bold." 

Graduate in Piano under Henry Goodrich. 

Corresponding Secretary of class in both 
Junior and Senior years; Substitute Or- 
ganist at Trinity Congregational Church, 
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Chester Sheldon Cook. 

Watertown. Mass. 

"Infirm of purpose.' 1 '' 

Graduate in Piano under Alfred De Yoto. 
Treasurer of class in both Junior and Senior 

years; Member of Alpha Chapter. Sin- 



F. Leslie Miles. 

Lowell, Mass. 

"Let me be t" hat I am. and seek not to alter 

Graduate in Piano under Kurt Fischer. 
Member of'Entertainment Committee in Junior 

year; Assistant Treasurer of class in 

Senior vear. 



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Frank Stewart Adams. 

Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

"None but himself can be his own parallel." 

Graduate in Organ under Wallace Goodrich. 
Organist and Choir Master at Central Congre- 
gational Church, Jamaica Plain. 

Martha Ailman. 

Roxburj, Mass. 
"Oh, this learning, what a thing it is! " 
Graduate in Piano under Richard E. Stevens. 


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Inez Rowexa Beal. 

Lowell, Mass. 
" I am sure care is an enemy to life." 
Graduate in Piano under Charles F. Dennee. 

Elizabeth Maris Bell. 

Zanesville. Ohio. 

"Me thinks she doth protest too much.'''' 

Graduate in Piano under Carl Stasnv. 
Member of Entertainment Committee Junior 

year ; Member of Neume Board ; Member 

of A X 9. Sorority. 

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Alice G. Bresnahan. 

Peabody. Mass. 
" The glass of fashion, arid the mold of form." 1 

Graduate in Piano under Frederick F. Lincoln. 

Edna Elizabeth Boicourt. 

Boston. Mass. 

" ' Tts -woman, woman rules us still." 

Graduate in Piano under Carl Baermann ; 
Member of Xeume Board : President of 
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Ilva Winifred Boller. 

Hastings, Neb. 

"Good nature wins the heart." 

Graduate in Piano under Carl Stasny 
Member of $ M T Sorority. 

Blanche Frances Brocklebank. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

"^4 little woman with big ways." 

Graduate in Piano under George Proctor. 
Member of Neume Board ; Member of Class 

Day Committee : Organist at First M. E. 

Church, Allston, Mass. ; Member of A X U 






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James T. Cathey. 

"// is good for us to be 
Graduate in Piano unde 

M. Helen Crane. 

New York, N. Y. 

" God sent this singer upon earth 

With songs of gladness and of mirth.'''' 

Graduate in Voice under Clarence B. Shirley. 

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M. Elizabeth Coughlin. 

Lowell, Mass. 

"Just the daintiest little slip of a girl.'" 

Graduate in Piano under Edwin Klahre. 
Organist at St. Margaret's Church, Lowell, 

Pauline Curley. 

Newport, R. I. 

"And virtue is its own reward." 

Graduate in Voice under Charles White. 
Teacher at the Academy of the Assumption, 
Welleslej Hills, Mass. 



Frederick Dotex. 

Boston, Mass. 
"Let me but do my zvorkfrom day to day." 
Graduate in 'Cello under Josef Adamowski. 

Mary Amelia Duggan. 

Whitinsville, Mass. 

To be strong is to be happy.'' 

Graduate in Piano under Edwin Klahre. 
Organist and Choir Director at St. Patrick's 
Church, Whitinsville. Mass. 


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Marion Cary Dunham. 

Fairfield. Conn. 

14 To those -■•. ho knov: thee not. no zvords can 

Graduate in Voice under William H. Dunham. 
Soprano Soloist at St. Michael's Episcopal 
Church. Milton. Mass. 

Ruth Lillian Fitchett. 

Melrose. Mass. 

" She ~:as an enthusiast bv principle." 
Graduate in Piano under Alfred De Yoto. 

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Louise Evangeline Foster. 

Boston, Mass. 
" i I am the very fink of courtesy" 
Graduate in Piano under David Blanpied. 

Alta Fern Freeman. 

Le Mars, la. 
" Study is like heaven 's glorious sun." 
Graduate in Piano under F. Addison Porter. 




Penelope Freeze. 

West Somerville. Mass. 
"Let the world slide, let the world go." 
Graduate in Piano under Charles Dennee. 

Phcebe Leonora Gaylord. 

Hamilton, X. Y. 

■•Maiden should be mild a?id meek. 
Swift to hear a?id slow to speak." 

Graduate in Piano under Frederick F. Lincoln. 


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Xahum Packard Gillespie. 

West Bridgewater, Mass. 

'■'■And -when a lady's in the case, 
You knozv all other things give place ." 

Graduate in Voice under William H. Dunham. 
Member of Class Day Committee ; Member of 

Entertainment Committee, Senior year; 

Choir Director at Congregational Church, 

West Somerville, Mass. 

Maud Lucile Gray. 

Frankfort, Ind. 
"Dreaming, she hears not, neither does she 

Graduate in Piano under Kurt Fischer. 


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Theodore E. R. Guxdry. 

Boston, Mass. 
" Still ac/i ie z • ing, $ till p u rs u i?i g." 

Graduate in Violin under Carl Peirce. 

Editor-in-Chief and Business Manager of 
Neume ; Member of Entertainment Com- 
mittee in Junior year; Member of Alpha 
Chapter, Sinfonia. 

May Harriette Haskixs. 

Danville, Ya. 

'"Apart let vie zvauder. 
Apart let me imise.'''' 

Graduate in Piano under Alfred De Yoto. 
Member of 4> M T Sorority. 


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Martha Louise Hadley. 


New York, N. Y. 

"Action is eloquence.' 1 '' 

Graduate in Voice under Charles White. 
Soprano Soloist at First Congregational 

Church, Fall River, Mass. : Member or 

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Albert Stanley Heald. 

South Framingham, Mass. 
"Sighed, and looked unnttered things" 

Graduate in Organ under Henry M. Dunham. 
Organist and Director at Highland Congrega- 
tional Church, Roxburv, Mass. 



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V iolet Hernandez. 

Waltham. Mass. 

••The noblest mind the best contentment has 

Graduate in Organ under Heniy M. Dunham, 
Organist at First Baptist Church, Waltham. 

Sarah Horblit. 

Dorchester, Mass. 

" With learned mien, she bums the midnight 

Graduate in Piano under Alfred De Voto. 

Ethel Matthews Hurst. 

South Yarmouth, Mass. 

ki 'Ti's, alas, her modest, bashful nature that 
makes her silent " 

Graduate in Piano under F. Addison Porter. 


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Eva Ellsworth Johnson. 

Huntington, Long Island, N. Y. 

" It's the hair, not the hat, that makes a woman 
attractive. 1 '' 

Graduate in Piano under Carl Baermann. 

Chairman of Neume Committee in Junior 
year; Associate Editor of Neume in Senior 
year; Accompanist for the N. E. Conserv- 
atory Choral Club. 

Ethel Louise Jones. 

Worcester, Mass. 
" Her studies are the least of her troubles.'' 1 
Graduate in Voice under Percy Hunt. 


Eva Crosby Kellogg. 

Brookline, Mass. 

"A methodical hustler. " 

Graduate in Violin under Eugene Gruenberg. 
Chairman of Entertainment Committee. 

Senior year; Member of Neume Board; 

Junior teacher at Conservatory. 

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Sara Weenona Lander. 

Worcester, Mass. 
"/ love tranquil solitude and such society as is 
quiet, wise and good. ,"' 
Graduate in Violin under Eugene Gruenberg. 


Mary Ellen Lease. 

Waterbury, Vt. 

"A silent countenance often speaks. 1 * 

Graduate in Piano under Charles F. Dennee. 
Organist at Harvard Congregational Church, 
Dorchester. Mass. 




Alice Dill Leavitt. 

Boston. Mass. 

'Tis good to be merrv and seise: 'tis good to 
be honest and true '' 

Graduate in Voice under Charles White. 
Soprano Soloist at First Congregational 
Church, Natick. Mass. 

Bernard Levin*. 

Roxbury. Mass. 

"He has common sense in a ziav that is most 

Graduate in Piano under Carl Stasnv. 


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Charlotte Beatrice Lewis. 

Nashville. Tenn. 
" Zealous, yet modest.'' 
Graduate in Piano under Carl Baermann. 


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Edith Frances Miller. 

Montrose, Pa. 

" Her ivords do show her wit incomparable." 

Graduate in Piano under George Proctor. 
Member of Neume Board : Member of Neume 
Committee in Junior year. 

Leila Opdexweyer. 

Prairieville, La. 
"So fair a fid so distant.''' 1 
Graduate in Piano under Edwin Klahre. 


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Mary Rexee Page. 

Langston, Okla. 
' A grave and quiet girl is she." 
Graduate in Voice under William H. Dunham. 

Cleo Eva Parmelee. 

Gilrov, Cal. 

L 'A merry heart maketh a cheerful coutite- 

Graduate in Voice under Mrs. Stanawav- 

Member of Entertainment Committee, Senior 
year: Contralto Soloist at Central Con- 
gregational Church, Dorchester; Member 
of M $ E Sorority. 



Xellv Agatha Phillip>. 

South Hanover. Mass. 

"A kind and gentle heart she had 
To comfort friends and foes." 

Graduate in Piano under Carl Baermann. 

Edna June Reed. 

Waltham, Mass. 
'• The cautious seldom err.''' 
Graduate in Piano under F. Addison Porter. 

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Christine Anna Reece. 

Northampton, Mass. 
•* The woman that deliberates is lost.'''' 
Graduate in Piano under Carl Baermann. 


Los Angeles, Cal. 

"A golden haired maiden, with bright eves of 

Graduate in Voice under Armand Fortin. 


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Malcolm Willis Sears. 

Mattapan, Mass. 

** Fezv heads with knowledge so informed 

Graduate in Organ under Henry M. Dunham. 
Organist at Milton Village Congregational 

Herbert Seiler. 

Shamokin, Pa. 

" Wit and humor belong to genius alone." 1 

Graduate in Piano under Alfred De Yoto. 
Member of Alpha Chapter, Sinfonia. 


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Charles L. Shepherd. 

Salt Lake City, Utah. 

'■/ came, sazv and overcame." 

Graduate in Piano under Alfred De Yoto. 
Member of Entertainment Committee. 
Winner of Mason & Hamlin Piano Competition 



Josephine Smith. 

Bedford, Pa. 

"The Joy of youth and health her eyes dis- 

Graduate in Piano under Kurt Fischer. 
Assistant Treasurer in Junior year; member 
M T Sorority. 

Mina Elsie Trickev. 

Xorthwood Narrows, X. H. 
''Life is short; art is long.'''' 
Graduate in Piano under Frederick Lincoln. 

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Arthur Albert Venxer. 

Lawrence, Ma>>. 

"Tkem he ~/7/ talk — good gad — Aozv he srill 

Graduate in Piano under Charles Dennee. 

TeSsSIE M. Walker. 

¥l-z - N. Di.k. 

** 11' Arm one is contented, there is mo more to be 


Graduate in Pianoforte under Carl Baennann. 
Member of + M T Sorority- 


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Pearl Luther Warner. 

Cimarron, Kan. 

"Exceeding wise, fair spoken and persuad- 

Graduate in Voice under William H. Dunham. 
Assistant to Clement Lenom in Solfeggio. 

Frank Jones Weed. 

Boston, Mass. 

"Blessings on him -who invented sleep.''' 

Graduate in Piano under Alfred De Voto. 
Member of Alpha Chapter, Sinfonia. 


Gladys Elaine Woodbury. 

Natick, Mass. 
" Silence is sufficient praise.'''' 
Graduate in Piano under Alfred De Voto. 

Sara G. Wolf. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 

"She has a will of her oivn and can take care 
of herself." 

Graduate in Piano under George Proctor. 



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Winifred Rose Ingraham. 

Worcester, Mass. 

"That what she will, she does, and so docs 

Post-Graduate under Carl Baermann. 

Francis Charles Nelson. 

Cambridge, Mass. 
" Perseverance wins success.'''' 
Post-Graduate under Mrs. Stovall-Lothian. 



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Louise Seymour. 

East Bridgewater, Mass. 
" Her failings lean to virtue' s side.'* 
Post-Graduate under Lucv Dean. 

Glena Pritchard. 

Dayton, Ky. 
"And there — though last, not least." 
Post-Graduate in Voice under Armand Foriin. 

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Sister Mary Cecelia 

Wichita, Kan. 
" Who spoke no slander, no — ?ior listened lo it.'''' 
Graduate in Piano under Stuart Mason. 

Etta Fine 

Boston, Mass. 
Graduate in Piano under Frederick Lincoln. 

Helen Elizabeth Young 

Winthrop, Mass. 
Graduate in Piano under Charles Dennee 

Ahoy ! Seniors, we're near the land 
Where footsteps firm may tread : 

Rejoice, a merry band we'll be 
To push this world ahead. 

We've travelled much and steered our course 

O'er waters deep and rough ; 
Our timber stands to prove the force 

Of beings of sterner stuff. 

Through unknown seas our bow has swept 

Amid the reefs and shoals ; 
While ever on the watch we've kept 

To gain our rightful goals. 

And now that we have reached the shore, 

Our work is just begun : 
Let everv act enlighten more, 

As if a glowing sun. 


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Class History 

S we look back over the period of our existance as a class, it seems 
almost absurd to speak of history. That word suggests to the mind 
affairs past and completed. The very act of organizing into a 
Junior Class happened but yesterday, while as to the Senior events, 
we are in the midst of the most interesting part of the year, with, perhaps, 
the best to come. 

The class was first called together November 30, 1910. It is not nec- 
essary to go into detail in regard to the happenings of the year, since they 
have already been recorded in our Junior history. However, it is worth 
repeating that we had an exceptionally large enrollment as well as numerous 
social affairs. The last of these was the banquet and dance given by us to 
the 1911 Senior Class at Shooshan's, June 15th. The Junior Concert was 
a real success and all of the performers reflected credit upon the class as a 


Liszt, " Venezia e Napoli," Pianoforte 


Massenet, Aria from " Herodiade" 


Bach — Saint-Saens, Gavotte in B minor, Pianoforte 
Brahms, Intermezzo Op. 117, No. 3 


D'Evry, Toccata in C major for Organ 


Liszt, Liebestraume " in A? major, No. 3, Pianoforte 
Chopin, Polonaise in C minor, Op. 40, No. 2 


Wieniawski, Legende, Violin 
Moskowski, Passepicd 


MacDowell, Prelude, Op. 10, No. 1, Pianoforte 
Gluck — Brahms, Gavotte in A major 


Liszt, Rhapsodie Ilongroise No. 12, Pianoforte 


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Sinfonians lived up to their well-established reputation for hospitality 
by giving the class a reception and dance very early in the year. Closely 
following this came another dance, promoted by the entertainment com- 
mittee for the worthy cause of replenishing our treasury. A fairly large 
crowd of people (who were not members of the class, of course) attended 
and had a mighty good time. The reception to the Juniors came January 
22nd, later than is customary. We proved in generalship that night, by the 
way we succeeded in putting the Juniors to work serving cream — and from 
their happy faces we believe they really considered it a privilege. 

As to the individual members of the class, we can boast of almost every 
type. Some are very talented and some not over-talented; we claim a few 
good looking ones and lots who are not good looking. A few of us get 
around to all of our classes on time ; a great many talk too much, and all of 
us are sure we could run the business of the class better than it is being run. 
How r ever, foreseeing Providence has blessed us with a president and a few 
other level-headed geniuses who have faithfully followed the main trail 
without turning impetuously off into every by-path along our way. 

Now, as the end of the course and Commencement is in sight, we are 
beginning to realize how much more than w r e have dreamed, what it is 
going to mean to us to be graduates and members of the Alumni of the 
Conservatory. We hope to meet the responsibility of representing the 
school wherever we may be located and, in our turn, to do as w r ell by the 
institution as we feel it has done by us. We mean to keep all feeling of 
sorrow^ from entering our thought of the Commencement time ; for, after 
all, it is no real severing. The school will always be our school and its 
welfare vitally interesting to us. 

Edith Miller. 

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Out from life's pleasures and jov that depraves, 
Out from the church with its dim lighted naves, 
Out from the bosom of nature's soft nest, 
Comes a cry, a wild longing for infinite rest. 

Xot in the shelter of free love's abode, 

Not in religion's grim, bigoted code, 

Not in the sunshine, forgetting life's grief. 

But with God, heart to heart, comes the great, sweet relief. 

— S. W. Larzder. 


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Class Organization 

Harry C. Barnes 
Elizabeth Wood 
Claire G. Oakes 
Hazel Barbiers 
Frank Russell 
Ruth Lucas 

Vice President 
Recording Secretary 
Corresponding Secretary 
Assistant Treasurer 

Entertainment Committee 

Miss Helen M. Fair, Chairman 
Miss Margaret Gere 
Miss Ella C. Nord 

Mr. Joseph G. Derrick 

By-Law Committee 

Miss Claire Oakes 

Miss Mary W. Boisseau 
Mr. Frank V. Russell 

Pin Committee Committee for Motto and Colors 

Miss Clara Whipple Miss Josephine D. Webb 

Miss Sara Helen Littlejohx Miss Mima B. Montgomery 
Mr. Guy S. Maier Miss Marguerite C. Neekamp 

Banner Committee 

Miss Sara Helen Ltttlejohn 

Claire G. Oakes 
Recording Secretary 

Frank V. Russell 


Hazel Barriers 

Corresponding Secretary 

Ruth Lucas 
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Junior Class Roll 

Adolph, Lou Margaret 
Barbiers, Hazel Marie 
Barnes, Harry Clarke 
Benson, Bertha Alice 
Brailev, Gertrude Gavitt 
Brewer, Florence Marion 
Burrill, Elizabeth Ella 
Cotton, Mae Gladys 
Cotton, Wilhelmina Gertrude 
Crosby, Glenna Aileen 
Cooper, Gladys Alma 
Damon, Henrietta 
DeLuca, Mary Rose 
Derrick, Joseph George 
Dollott, Orra Rosamond 
Eldridge, Edna Alice 
Fair, Edward Augustus 
Fair, Helen McClelland 
Gilliatt, Ethel Lord 
Goldberg, Samuel Louis 


Higgins, Margaret Josephine 
Hinckley. Ellen Elizabeth 
Hunt, Gladys Shirley 
Ingham, Clara Elizabeth 
Jordon, Dorothy Dudley 
Kent, Margaret Anna 
Lake, Bertha Lora 
Lane. Eloise 
Lange, Ida Lillian 
Leatham, Mary 
Lincoln, Helen Maria 
Littlejohn, Sara Helen 
Lund. Helen Whitney 
McCray, Lillian Rhoda 
Maier, Guy S. 
Mercer, Jr., Jesse Frank 
Mortensen, Eva Susana 
Multer, Hazel Belle 
Nord, Ella Catherine 
Oakes, Claire Graham 

Ohlsson, Anna Olivia 
Pike, Maud Ellen 
Powell, Mary Louise 
Russell, Frank Vernon 
Snow, Susan Adeline 
Sohlberg, Helen Marie 
Stanley, Jean Laura 
Sudduth, Nannie Kate 
Swisher, Julia 
Tagen, Caroline Christina 
Thompson, Ethel Katharine 
Tierney, Daniel David 
Webb, Josephine Deering 
Wheeler, Marguerite Eloise 
Whitehouse, Alice Eugenia 
Wilder, Lemyra Suzanne 
Wilkins, H. Pearl 
Wing, Margaret Crosby 
Young, Elizabeth Frances 

Boisseau, Mary Wicks 
Emerson, Addie Deborah 
Gere, Margaret 
Goddard, Norma Louise 


Lucas, Ella Ruth 
McKenzie, Jessie 
Montgomery, Mima Belle 
Neekamp, Marguerite Catherine 
Quinn, Evelyn Clare 

Sise, Elizabeth Campbell 
Whipple, Clara Risa Olive 
Wood, Elizabeth Nelson 
Wood, Ruth Conant 

Ashley, Natalie May 
Brown, Grace Currier 
Chapin, Helen Gertrude 


Clark, Dorothea Ann 
Colwill, Frederick Edward 
Goding, Howard Monroe 

Nickles, Cleora Adeline 
Russell, Frank Vernon 


Finley, Eathel J. 

Ricker, Roscoe Raymond 
Rinehart, Louise Claspill 

Taylor, Louise Frank 

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Junior Class History 

HNOTHER Junior Class has appeared above the horizon. Its 
history up to date has not been very strenuous, but perhaps we 
might record a few happenings. For some reason, it seems to be 
the proper thing to dwell upon Junior examinations at some length : 
so we might just as well take that subject right here and have it over with. 

In October came the little interviews with our director, interviews that 
we all remember and which Mr. Chadwick can never forget — but, after all, 
even that much is prehistoric, for class organization did not take place until 
late in November. 

On December fourth the Juniors and the Seniors were entertained by 
the Alpha Chapter, Sinfonia, at the latter's annual musicale and reception. 
We like to remember that evening. We can only say that the program was 
of the standard we have learned to expect from Sinfonia — the reception, a 
continuation of a delightful evening begun in Jordan Hall. 

The night of January ninth saw us in Recital Hall enjoying the hospi- 
tality of the Seniors. We had looked forward to the evening with " mingled 
curiosity and pleasure," for the Senior president, in his address to our class, 
had said that the Seniors were going to make the evening mean more than 
simply u tossing a pillow and throwing a bean bag." We were not disap- 
pointed. The program was most interesting, and the entire evening was 
marked by the enjovment which comes only through hearty informality. 

The class has ambitions — all classes have. It remains to be seen, not 
how far we fall short, but how nearly we realize them. 

Claire G. Oakes. 



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Class of 1911 


Guy E. McLean ..... President 

Lesley La Beaume .... J ice President 

Gladys Pitcher . . . Recording Secretary 

Vivian Peavey . . Corresponding Secretary 

Clifton Hadley ..... Treasurer 

Twonette Xutter . . . Assistant Treasurer 

"The boast of heraldry, the pomp of po\v"r. 

And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave. 
Await alike the inevitable hour. 

The paths of glory lead but to the grave." 

OW true these immortal words, and how soon the life of a class is 
brought to an end ! Yet these ••paths of glory" are sometimes 
brightened by a splendor that can never die. And as long as the 
power of meraurv is retained by the members of the class of 1911. 
so long shall the events relative to our happy experiences as a class of the 
X. E. C. remain a most pleasant recollection. 

A hint of the secret of our success may be of interest. The chief factor 
is undoubtedly the fact that our regular socials, covering the two years of 
our existence, enabled us to get acquainted with each other as no class had 
done before. In this manner a solid working bodv was gradually formed 
that made our attainments possible. This bodv worked for two years with- 
out a single hitch or internal misunderstanding, quite an uncommon, if not 
remarkable, fact. Coupled with this, and perhaps making it possible, was 
the personnel of the class, which (without comparison to any other class) 
was of the highest order, as the list of thirteen honor graduate.-, the largest 
in the history of the school, will testify. 

Passing over the events already chronicled in preceding volumes, we 
come to the adyent of the Xeume. 44 Classes before have been proud of 
their Xeumes," but we are more than proud of ours. When the future of 
the Xeume as an institution was at stake, it was the cla» of 1911. although 
Juniors, who spoke for its life ; therefore, it was the task of our class to 
make it a success. As a book it speaks for itself : as a businos proposition. 



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a net profit of close to one hundred dollars is vindication enough. From 
this fund, together with the proceeds of " Les Folies." we were able to pay 
the heavv expenses of Commencement Week and to present Mr. Chadwick, 
on Class Day, with fifty dollars (in real U. S. bank notes) for the library. 

We must not pass May 10th without notice, for on that evening the 
class presented an attractive vaudeville program, " Les Folies." To Mr. 
Gilbert the class is indebted in many ways, as this occasion testified, and the 
sincere gratitude of the class was his only reward. Miss Catherine McDon- 
nell's able assistance was also appreciated. 

Commencement Week ! Will the glory of those fleeting days ever 
fade? On June loth President and Mrs. Jordan gave a reception and 
dinner to the class at the Brookline Country Club, and although the rain fell 
in torrents, a very large number of the class and faculty were present and 
enjoyed the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan. An informal dance at the 
clubhouse ended a very pleasant day. On the following evening the Senior 
Class Concert proved that the ability of the 1911 graduates extended beyond 
the Commencement program. The program was as follows : — 

Class Concert 

Beethoven, Appassionata Sonata, Pianoforte 

Pearl Seiler (Shamokin, Pa.) 

Mozart, Das Veilchen ) 
Schumann, Roselein, Roselein > Songs 
Strauss, Standchen ) 

Twonette Nutter (Martinsville, Ind.) 

Cesar Frank, Symphonic Poem for Pianoforte 

Herbert Jenny (Milwaukee, Wis.) 

Dubois, " Fiat Lux," for Organ 

Ralph Williamson (Lockport, N. Y.) 

Thomas, " Je suis Titania," Aria from Mignon 

Jennette Lamping (St. Joseph, Mich.) 

Bach, Gavotte ^ 
Arensky, Prelude ^ Pianoforte 

MacDowell, Polonaise Op. 46 » 

Herbert Seiler (Shamokin, Pa.) 

Chadwick, " I said to the wind of the south " and " Danza," Songs 
Edith Nickell (Ft. Wayne, Ind.) 

Liszt, Rhapsodie No. 6, Pianoforte 

Irene McWilliams (Scottsdale, Pa.) 


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Thursday evening, June loth, the Junior Class gave expression to their 
good-will in a banquet and dance at Shooshan's, where our pleasant rivalry 
was buried with proper ceremony and excellent fruit punch. On the next 
evening Recital Hall was the scene of festivity, and the event was in the 
form of the annual Senior Class Reception. Never did Recital Hall look 
so fine, and a very pleasant evening was spent. 

The usual receptions by Mr. Chadwick and Mr. Flanders were missed, 
but owing to sickness and events over which our director and manager had 
no control, it was out of the question, vet their friendship and good-will 
ever ready and so many times extended to us are memories more lasting and 
potent than reception or dinner could ever be. 

June 19th was Class Day, and an old-fashioned program was enjoyed 
by a very large number of friends. Of the program below, one number, 
the Presentations, deserves special notice. Besides the fifty dollars for the 
library already mentioned, the Class of 1911 presented to the President of 
the Class of 1912 the Senior Gavel, to be held as the property of each suc- 
ceeding class, with the hope that its use be confined to parliamentaiy 
rulings. Also hoping that it will be the first of many such traditional 
presentations and legacies for Class Day use. The program was as 
follows : — 

Class Day Program 

Address of Welcome ....... The President 

" Put on your mirth, for we have friends 
That purpose merriment." 

Prese?itatiotis ........ Guy E. McLean 

" For the will, and not the gift, makes the giver." 

Class History Ralph Williamson 

" What's gone and what's past help should be past grief." 

Distribution of Gifts . Herbert Seiler 

" Give what thou canst." 

Class Prophecy Lesley Le Beaume 

" Don't never prophesy onless ye know." 

Class Song- .... Words and music by Ralph Williamson 
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On Tuesday afternoon. June 20th, the annual Commencement Program 
was given in Jordan Hall, and the high grade of previous years was again 
maintained. The program was as follow-- : — 

Commencement Exercises 

Accompaniments Played by the Conservatory Orchestra 
Mr. G. W. Chadwick, Director 

Marojjaire, Symphony in Eb for Organ 
(First Movement) 

Susan Adelaide Downing (Augusta, Me.) 

Mozart, Pianoforte Concerto in C minor (Kdchel Xo. 491) 

(First Movement) 

Grace Bertha Nicholson (East Orange, X.J.) 

Saint-Saens, Aria from Samson and Dalila, 4i Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix " 
Emma Rempfer (Parkston, S. D.) 

J. S. Bach, Sonata in E? for Organ 
(Second and First Movements) 

Clifton Wetherbee Hadley (Leominster, Mass.) 

Beethoven. Pianoforte Concerto in C minor 

(First Movement) 

Sarah Josephine Davis (Gloversville, X. V. 

Gounod, Recitative and Aria (Jewel Song) from Faust 
Victoria Sordoni ( Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) 

Tschaikowsky, Pianoforte Concerto in G major 

(First Movement) 
Augusta Elizabeth Geutsch (St. Louis, Mo.) 

Handel, Concerto in B? major for Organ 

Pomposo. Aria (largetto), A Tempo ordinario 
Carl Marston Safford (Waltham, Mass.) 

Address by President Jordan 

Presentation of Diplomas 

In the hands of the graduates as they left the hall was seen a small 
neat leather-covered program containing a list of the events of the entire 
week, members of the class, the organization, etc., an attractive souvenir of 
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The ordinary report of a graduating class would end here, but not for 
us. Just before the Christmas holidays. 1911, a canvass was made, and it 
disclosed the fact that a few of the class would be in and about Boston, so 
a Christmas reunion was held in Recital Hall. Monday evening, December 
18th. The old spirit was very much in evidence again, and a most enjoyable 
evening was spent. Those present were the Misses Pitcher (and the bean- 
bag), Downing, Seymour. Whittlesey. Vandewart and Coolidge, Messrs. 
Seiler. Williamson, Jenny, Nelson, Safford and McLean, and for once there 
were as many men as ladies at an X. E. C. party. Plans were started for 
our first annual reunion in June. 

Thus ends ? Nay, thus begins the history of the Class of 1911, and 
time alone will unfold to the full bloom the bud whose history is now a 
thing of the past and a pleasant recollection. 

Guy E. McLean. 


The smoldering embers, flame-tongued, upward stretch. 
As if to reach God's eyerlasting sky : 

It is His law. 
They glow, then fade and die. 

Our restless hearts. lo\ e-longing, outward call, 
As if to hear the answer to their cry ; 

It is God's law. 
Hearts yearn, then faint and die. 

— kS\ W. Lander. 

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The Alumni Association 

" Every student a graduate ; every graduate an alumnus " 

HERE is nothing in a present name unless when you hear it you 
think of something alive. Willie Williams wouldn't stir an eve- 
lid. Thomas Edison, I fancy, would open an ear and more. 
There is some difference between X. E. C. A. A. being 
interpreted nothing ever comes; always asleep — and NEW ENERGY 

Such in brief is the opening of an address given by the president of our 
Alumni Association, Mr. Percy Jewett Burrell, '96, at the annual alumni 
reunion on June 21, 1910. I quote the above for two reasons. Fir^t. it 
helps to drive home" the idea that the New England Conservatory 
Alumni Association should stand for something, and that something to be 
a live and righting force. Secondly, I wanted to have the rightful writer 
of this article fire the first volley, because he knows how to aim straight. It 
is a pleasure to watch him 44 shoot," for he is accurate with big and small 
" game " alike. 

Were it not for the absence of our esteemed president then, you would 
have a complete article from him direct, but on account of his being away. 
I am a sort of pro teni w riter of this annual alumni message to the 
Neume, so please be charitable. 

44 Annual message " did I sav? Pardon me. that is incorrect. Last 
year's Neume omitted the Alumni Association, for some unknown reason, 
and as a result that book was felt to be incomplete. It lacked something ; 
it lacked one of its principal features, and many a questioning person has 
been at a loss to know whyihaX ** feature" was never supplied for the 1911 
Neume. Let us call it an oversight on the part of last year's most noble 
class and careful editor. You see the class of 1911 had not been born into 
the Alumni when they were at work on their Neume, so they had no com- 
prehension. They could not understand (for example) the opening para- 
graph of this article. They little realized the full meaning of the word 
ALUMNI, and they did not learn until too late that HARMONY as well 
as thought brings success. 

To the class of 1912 this lashing" of their elders " might seem 


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undeserved, but "spare the rod and spoil the child" is a truism that 
applies in alumni business as well as in the bringing up of children. 
The 1911 "yearlings " should be shown that their own alumni and their 
own alumni association was not to be overlooked without some just cause, 
and along with their other labors they should think as honestly for alumni 
well-being as for Senior hilarity. Remember. — class life passes quickly, 
but vou're a long- time an alumnus, therefore think well of the future. 

And now a word of praise. In view of the fact that all life member- 
ships come through my office, I wish to say that the class of 1911 had more 
signatures for " lifers " in the Alumni Register just after their own Com- 
mencement than any previous class graduating from the Conservatory. 
To be sure, all these " lifers " have not gathered $5.00 together as yet ; but 
now I am getting mercenary. I suppose. I am looking forward to even 
better returns from the class of 191:2. however, for they seem to profit by 
others mistakes ; i. r., they are becoming acquainted with alumni doings even 
as earlv as Xeume time. 
To 1912 :— 

With your splendid class spirit already manifest, I am led to believe 
that our Alumni Association mav well feel proud of the "new comers." 
for the good esprit de corps of '12 foreshadows good alumni. As soon as 
Commencement is over, however, start your career aright by becoming life 
members of the Association. Don't be content with a record established 
by your immediate predecessors. Be sure and attend the Alumni Reunion 
in June, and listen well and learn. Do not loose interest in succeeding 
reunions, but make it a point to always lend your mind, heart and voice for 
the good and uplift of your fellow workers and your Alma Mater. Con- 
tribute to the Tourjee Memorial Fund: it is a worthy institution and well 
worth your consideration. If you wish to learn something* of the things 
that your Alumni Association has been doing since its inception in 1879. I 
refer you to our president's " alumni article " in the splendid edition of the 
1910 Xeume. Continue the custom of giving our Conservatory library 
useful volumes on music. Both funds and books are acceptable to our 
librarian. To see a complete list of books already given to the Conservatory 
library by our association, purchase a copy of Vol. 2, Xo. 1. of the X. E. C. 
Review. After graduation, support loyally the X. E. C. Review. Help to 
make it at least a quarterly publication, for it is bound to be a credit to our 
school and an honor to our Alumni Association : it is a necessary asset to an 
institution the size of our Conservatory : it is an interest taker in all alumni 

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after they first receive their diploma ; it does not allow our alumni to drop 
out of sight, and — it is a practical and clean advertiser for our school as well 
as for the Alumni Association which gave it birth. 

With all good wishes to the class of 1912. and with the sincere hope that 
this humble message may fall in good ground. I wish to close with the 
final paragraph of President Burrell's 1910 address, which is as follows : — 

44 Members of the graduating class; a diploma of this school is no 
mean asset to you ; your life as a musician is of no trivial consequence to 
this school, but greater than either and both is your life as a loyal alumnus 
to your Alma Mater. The future of the X. E. C. is in the hands of the 
graduates as they go on to the world's field of work. If they besmirch her 
name — alas ! If they glory in her — all is well. Therefore, go into life's 
battle with the enthusiasm and faith of Gustavus Adolphus before the battle 
of Lutzen. Because of wounds received on his chest he wore no breast- 
plate. Just before he went on to the field an old soldier advanced toward 
him and asked, * What is your breastplate going to be? ' 4 God and His 
righteousness,' came the answer. ' What is your battle-cry ? ' 4 Emmanuel, 
God with us.' 'What is the battle hymn?' 4 A mighty fortress is our 

" In that faith did Tourjee found vour Alma Mater — in that same 
oneness of purpose, devotion to duty, clear-sighted vision, willing sacrifice 
and loyalty to the principle will she be preserved and the preservers, like 
those of any and all great universities the world over, are the alumni who 
have caught the true spirit in their student service and who go forth loving 
the Alma Mater with a loyalty that in all time will work and win for her.' 

F. Otis Drayton, 

Financial Secretary. 






Musical Fraternity of America 


Xew England Conservatory of Music 

Boston, Mass. 


Broad Street Conservatory of Music 

. Philadelphia, Pa. 


Detroit Conservatory of Music 

Detroit, Mich. 


Ithaca Conservatory of Music 

Ithaca, N. Y. 


University of Michigan 

Ann Arbor, Mich. 


University of Missouri 

Columbia, Mo. 


Cincinnati College of Music 

Cincinnati, Ohio 


Syracuse University 

Syracuse, N. Y. 


Northwestern University 

Evansville, 111. 


Peabody Conservatory of Music 

Baltimore, Md. 


De Pauvv University 

. Greencastle, Ind. 


Oklahoma University 

Norman, Oklahoma 


Ossian E. 

Mills, Alpha ..... 

Honorary Supreme President 

H. B. Hilliard, Delta 

Supreme Vice President 


E. Jacobs, Epsilon .... Sup 

reme Secretary and Treasurer 

Harry D. 

Honorary Members 

Geo. W. Chadwick Geo. B. Cortelyou Henry Russell 


E. Otis Drayton 
Clifton W. Hadley 
John K. Snyder 
Herbert J. Jenny 
William Kaiser 
Ossian E. Mills 
Chester S. Cook 
Carl Farnsworth 

First Vice President 
Second Vice President 
Recordi?ig Secretary 
Corresponding Secretary 
. Librarian 


<s ™~ 

Robert G. Barkley 
Harry C. Barnes 
Charles Bennett 
Harry V. Boyles 
Keith C. Brown 
Percy J. Burrell 
Chester S. Cook 
Harlow F. Dean 
F. Otis Drayton 
Harry F. Fairfield 

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Active Members 

Archibald M. Gardner 
Theo. E. R. Gundry 
Clifton W. Hadley 
Herbert J. Jenny 
William J. Kaiser 
Ossian E. Mills 
J. Ernest Mitchell 
George H. Page 
Lee M. Pattisox 
Herbert C. Seiler 

Ray A. Simonds 
John K. Snyder 
Adolf Yogel, Jr. 
George A. Webster 
Frank J. Weed 
Chandler H. Wells 
F. Morse Wemple 
Roland Reasoner 
Frank Y. Russell 
Otis Gruber 
Arthur Shepard 



Phi Mu Alpha— Sinfonia 

OXCE a Sinfonian — always a Sinfonian," is a phrase that is well 
considered by every open-minded and loyal brother of the 14 black 
and red." To be a member of Phi Mu Alpha. Sinfonia. means 
something - , not only to the man who is enjoying the benefits of a 
national fraternity during his college or conservatory life, but after he has 
left his Alma Mater and is battling the elements of his daily existence. To 
be a member of Alpha Chapter, Sinfonia, is to enter into part ownership 
with the men who first brought to light the Sinfonia idea, for the birthplace 
of this flourishing organization was right in Boston and right at the New 
England Conservatory of Music. 

Sinfonia is not a club! To be sure it is (in a way) very distantly 
related to a club, that club being the old Symphonia Club in Germany, but 
Sinfonia life is more than club life. It is not the place either where men 
only meet to talk, to smoke and have varied forms of entertainment, although 
during the course of events such features are not unknown. Phi Mu Alpha, 
Sinfonia, is built along different lines than club lines. It stands for 
more than a club stands for and it attains more than any club could pos- 
sibly attain. The prime objects of this fraternity are "for the develop- 
ment of the best and truest fraternal spirit; the mutual zvelfare and 
brotherhood of music students ; the advancement of music in America 
and a loyalty to the Alma y/ater.^ Could club life boast of such ideals 
and purposes ? Could club life sow such seed throughout many of the 
greatest institutions of learning in this country? It does not take very pro- 
found thought to figure out then that those (and there are some) who 
believe the Sinfonia Fraternity of America to be a ' club,' are possessed of 
a mistaken idea. 

But now to hurry on with a resume of happenings in our local chapter. 
Alas ! I am at a loss to know just where to begin and just where to stop, 
for in our long list of events I might mention a multitude of happenings 
that would far overrun my allotted space in the 1912 Neume. To 44 hit the 
high places" then, and mention things that might be of general interest, let 
me first speak of the great National Sinfonia Convention that will be held 
at N. E. C. the last week in May. Of course, our business sessions would 
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but along with our business there will be at least three events connected 
with this 1912 Convention that are well worthy of mention. First, is our 
banquet, which will be held at the Boston Art Club, with such names as 
George W. Chadwick, Louis C. Elson, Eben D. Jordan and Hon. George 
B. Cortelyou on the toast list, besides other well-known men from every 
chapter in the circuit. Second, is our Sinfonia Concert, to be given in 
Jordan Hall with the assistance of the Conservatory Orchestra. And third, 
our large Assembly Dance, to be given in Horticultural Hall. The award- 
ing of the prize medallion will be another item of interest to musicians all 
over the country, because many trios (for piano and strings) have been 
received as a result of offering this beautiful gold medallion for the best 
composition submitted. The awarding of this prize has attained what was 
desired, namely, "encouragement of composition among male musicians 
of America " — to whom we look for the musical future of this country. 

Aside from our Convention, other events of the season worthv of men- 
tion are : the evening spent by the Harvard Musical Club with Sinfonia ; 
the Annual Sinfonia Theatricals in Jordan Hall last Februarv ; the Sinfonia 
evening with Hon. Bro. Chadwick; the Sinfonia Concert in Jordan Hall 
last December, followed by a dance and reception to the Senior and Junior 
Classes ; the organization of a Sinfonia Glee Club ; a visit from Hon. Bro. 
Frederick Stock of Chicago, accompanied by other well-known men ; and 
other events of a more frivolous nature, too numerous to mention. 

The National Sinfonia at this time has twelve strong chapters, in twelve 
of the greatest institutions of learning in the United States. Each year sees 
an increase in our chapter roll, and qualitv rather than quantity is our policv 
in placing these chapters. A complete history of our fraternity may be 
found in the Library of Congress, at Washington, D. C, and I am proud 
to say that same was the outcome of a request by the Librarian of Congress, 
— and not the result of any publicity scheme of Sinfonia. 

Alpha Chapter, Sinfonia, now has an active membership of thirty-two 
loyal men. Would that it might be a hundred and thirty-two, but we all 
know, who have had experience with fraternity life, that a chapter roll 
with manv over thirty is bulky ; the best results cannot be attained, and it 
again leans toward "the club idea." But, for all this limitation, Sinfonia 
does not want any man to feel that she is exclusive to the extent of non- 
recognition of worthv. upright and clean characters. All men are brothers, 
and the fact that Sinfonia cannot have an "open house" more than once or 
twice a year to greet the new and old men of the Conservatory, is no reason 

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why the fraternity man and the non-fraternity man should always be 
strangers. If a man is a gentleman, he soon finds his place. Then you 
may ask, what is our definition of a gentleman? Well, let the following 
familiar stanzas answer the question : — 

What is a gentleman? Is it not one 
Knowing instinctively what he should shun, 
Speaking no word that can injure or pain, 
Spreading no scandal and deep'ning no stain? 
One who knows how to put each at his ease. 
Striving instinctively always to please; 
One who can tell by a glance at your cheek 
When to be silent, and when he should speak? 

What is a gentleman? Is it not one 
Honestly eating the bread he has won, 
Living uprightly, fearing his God, 
Leaving no stain on the path he has trod, 
Caring not whether his coat may be old, 
Prizing sincerity far above gold, 
Recking not whether his hand may be hard, 
Stretching it boldly to grasp its reward? 

What is a gentleman ? Say, is it birth 
Makes a man noble, or adds to his worth ? 
Is there a family tree to be had 
Spreading enough to conceal what is bad? 
Seek out the man who has God for his guide, 
Nothing to blush for and nothing to hide: 
Be he a noble, or be he in trade, 
This is the gentleman nature has made. 

Regard for others as a principle of action, is the aim of a Sinfonian. 
We all admit to making mistakes sometimes ; if we didn't, we would be too 
good for this planet, therefore we must all be charitable with one another. 
Sinfonia respects all men for their w r orth, and not simply when they wear 
the badge of Phi Mu Alpha oyer their hearts, although we look for the best 
to attain that priyilege. 

In closing, we extend our heartiest Sinfonia greetings and Godspeed to 
the Class of 1912. 

F. Otis Draytox, 

Preside?it of Alpha Chapter. 





Alpha Chi Omega 


Colors : Scarlet and olive green 

Flowers : Scarlet carnation and smilax 



De Pauw University 

Greencastle, Ind. 


Albion College .... 

Albion, Mich. 


Northwestern University . 

Evanston, 111. 


Al leer he n v College .... 

Meadville. Pa. 


University of Southern California 

Los Angeles, Cal. 


New England Conservatory of Music 

Boston. ^lass 


University of Michigan 

Ann Arbor, Mich. 


University of Illinois 

Champaign, 111. 


University of Wisconsin . 

Madison, Wis. 


University of Syracuse 

. Syracuse, N. Y. 


Simpson College .... 

Indianola, la. 


University of Colorado 

Boulder, Col. 


University of Nebraska 

Lincoln, Neb. 


Baker University .... 

Baldwin, Kan. 

T > , 


University of California . 

Berkeley, Cal. 


University of Washington 

Seattle, Wash. 


University of Iowa .... 

Iowa City, la. 


Brenan College .... 

. Gainesville, Ga. 


Alpha Alpha, Chicago, 111. Delta Delta, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Beta Beta, Indianapolis, Ind. Epsilon Epsilon, Detroit, Mich. 

Gamma Gamma, New York, N. Y. Zeta Zeta, Boston, Mass. 

Eta Eta, Madison, Wis. 

Alice Baldwin 
Hazel Barbiers 
Elizabeth Bell 
Edna Boicourt 


Blanche Brocklebank 
Anna May Cook 
Olive Cutler 
Ava Dodge 

Susan Downing 
Mildred Eiler 
Marjorie Gaskins 
Decie Howell 


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Sarah Helen Littlejohn 
Anna McLeary 
Louise Millikan 
Beryl Nutter 

Twonette Nutter 
Ella Nord 
Gladys Pitcher 
Mildred Ridley 

Louise Rinehart 
Mary Sames 
Ann Eliza Whitten 
Elizabeth Wood 


Miss May Allinson 
Miss Winifred Byrel 
Mrs. F. Dunkle 
Miss Josephine Durrell 
Miss Florence Larrabee 


Mrs. Lillian Goulston MacMasters 

Miss Catherine Montgomery 

Miss Gladys Olmstead 

Miss Blanche Ripley 

Mrs. Evangeline Bridge Stevenson 

Honorary Members 

Mme. Adele Aus der Ohe 

Mrs. H. H. A. Beach 

Mme. Helen Hopekirk 

Mme. Fanny Bloomfield Zeisler 

Mme. Antoinette Szumowska 

Miss Margaret Ruthven Lang 

Miss Maud Powell 
Mme. Julia Rive-King 
Mrs. Ellen Beach Yaw 
Mme. Maria Decca 
Mrs. Henry- Howe Lavin 
Miss Neally Stevens 

Miss Adele Verne 

Mrs. Mabel Stanaway-Briggs 
Mrs. Henry Dunham 
Mrs. Ralph L. Flanders 


Mrs. Percy Hunt 

Mrs. Clara Tourjee-Nelson 

Mrs. Chas. White 



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Alpha Chi Omega History 

^ ■"LPHA Chi Omega was founded October 15, 1885, at De Pauw 
K I University, Greencastle, Ind., by James L. Howe, Dean of the 
j j^ ^ De Pauw University School of Music. Since that time Alpha 
Chi Omega has entered eighteen of the leading schools and 
colleges of the country, our newest chapter, Tau, having been established 
at Brenan College, Georgia, in November, 1911. Our alumnae chapters 
number seven. 

On December 16, 1895, a charter was granted to seven girls of the New 
England Conservatory of Music, and since that time many Zeta girls have 
worked and striven together to reach the " heights" that are the ideal of the 
Sorority. Weekly business meetings are held, followed by programs and 
helpful discussions. 

It has been a great pleasure to us this year to have near us as advisor 
and helper our Grand President, Mrs. Evangeline Bridge Stevenson, 
formerlv a member of Zeta Chapter. 

The fruition of a long cherished hope and ambition has come to pass 
during the year of 1911 ; /. the completion and publishing of the Alpha 
Chi Omega History. The compilers have given generously of their time 
and ability, and the result is a volume of which we are very justly proud. 

Zeta Chapter gave her first scholarship this year, and it is her aim to 
establish an annual scholarship for the aid of worthy sisters. 

In the midst of a beautiful pine grove at Peterboro, N. H., stands an 
attractive little building, the Alpha Chi Omega studio at Peterboro House, 
Edward McDowell's old summer home. This studio is one of many such 
provided for by special donation. Here in this quiet secluded spot Alpha 
Chis may find inspiration for the pursuit and perfection of their chosen art. 
Zeta is proud to have her share in the promotion of this noble object — the 
highest ambition of such a man as Edward McDowell. 

Zeta's annual social affairs consist of a musicale and reception, a formal 
dance and a luncheon ; this last affording us the pleasant opportunity of 
meeting some of our honorarv, associate and alumnae members. These, 

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together with lesser and more informal 44 good times," form the refreshing 
little breaks so necessary in the routine of school work. 


Zeta girls of Alpha Chi Omega feel that the open motto, 44 Together 
let us seek the heights." helps them as could no other in the study of their 
chosen art : and the aim of each and every Alpha Chi is to go oh seeking 
and striving to help, not only each other, but all with whom they come in 


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Phi Mu Gamma Sorority 

Founded October 17, 1898, at Hollins, \'a. 
Colors : Turquoise blue and black 
Flowers : Pink rosebuds and forget-me-nots 
Jewel : Pearl 



















Mary Boisseau 
Ih a Boiler 
Lucile Brown 
Catherine Crowlev 
Helen Fair 
Grace Grirhn 

Mrs. Carl Baermann 
Mrs. Charles Dennee 
Miss Li 11a Ormond 

Mrs. Gladvs Dolloti 


Hollins Institute 
Misses Ely's School 
Brenan College . 
Miss Graham's School 
New York City . 
New England Conservator 
Judson College . 
Emerson College of Orator 
Centenary College 
Shorter College 
Xewconib College 
Woman's College 
Caldwell College 


Birmingham. Ala. 
Ocala, Fla. 

New York City 
Hattiesburg. Miss. 

. Yaldosta, Ga. 


New Orleans, La. 

Active Me m b e rs 

Dura Gilbert 
May Haskins 
Delia Hoover 
Gladys Hunt 
Martha Hadley 
Ruth Lucas 

Honorary Members 

Mrs. F. Morse YVemple 
Associate Members 
Miss Hazel Phillips 

Hollins, Ya. 
New York. X. Y. 

Gainesville. Ga. 
New York. X. Y. 

Boston. Mass. 

Marion. Ala. 
Boston, Mass. 
Cleveland. Tenn. 

Rome, Ga. 
Xew Orleans. La. 
Montgomery. Ala. 
Danville. Kv. 

. Shreveport, La. 
Central Alabama 
Fort Worth. Tex. 
Gainesville. Ga. 
Atlanta. Ga. 

Lilla McKenzie 
Glena Pritchard 
Agnes Reed 
Josephine Smith 
Jessie Walker- 
Ethel Wakefield 

Mine. Rotoli 

Mr<. Clara K. Rogers 

Mine. Marcella Sembrich 

Mrs. Arthur Hazard 




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'TA Chapter of Phi Mu Gamma Sorority was established in 1907 
and has grown stronger and more firmly established each year. 

At the annual conclave held in New Orleans during the 
Christmas holidays, Miss Glena Pritchard, of Eta Chapter, was 
elected to the office of Vice Ruler. Owing to the inability of Mrs. Annette 
Tiller Brittain, Grand Ruler, to attend the conclave, Miss Pritchard acted in 
the capacity of Grand Ruler and handled the business of a successful 
convention in a masterful way. 

Each chapter of Phi Mu Gamma is required to do some philanthropic 
work. Eta maintains a scholarship fund, and for this cause a profitable 
bazaar was given in December in Recital Hall. 

The weekly meetings and a few social affairs make the path of duty a 
little easier to tread, but the true aim of every Phi Mu Gamma is to live up 
to her Sorority's ideals and thus make this chapter a moral and intellectual 
force in our school. 


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Mu Phi Epsilon Sorority 


Colors : Purple and white 
Flower : Violet 



Metropolitan College ot Mu»ic 

. Cincinnati. Ohio 


"v t l j /"A r "\ r • 

New England Conservatory of Music 

Boston, Mass. 


L niversity ot Michigan .... 

Ann Arbor, Mich. 


Detroit Conservatory of Music 

T\ . • a AT" l_ 

Detroit. Mich. 


Toledo Conservatory of Music 

Toledo, Ohio 


Syracuse L niversity .... 

Syracuse, j\. Y. 


Kroeger School of Music 

St. Louis, Mo. 

Iota Alpha 

Chicago Conservatory ot Music 

Chicago, 111. 


Metropolitan School of Music 

Indianapolis, lnd. 


Ithaca Conservatory of Music 

Ithaca, N. Y. 


Brenan College ..... 

Gainesville. Ga. 


University of Oregon .... 

Eugene, Oregon 


University of Pennsylvania 

. Philadelphia, Pa. 

Active Members 

Olga Appelquest 

Constance Freeman 

Claire G. Oakes 

Natalie Ashley 

Louise Gehlert 

Cleo E. Parmelee 

Genevieve Baker 

Florence Gorman 

Mary Rowe 

Abb j N. Conly 

Augusta Geutsch 

Pearl Seiler 

Alice Duffy 

Marguerite Hinman 

Gladys Sieverling 

Ella B. Dyer 

Rosetta Hirsch 

Virginia Stickney 

Louise Estabrook Hazel Milliken 

Rowena Wheeler 

Cecil Fisher 

Blanche Morrell 

Miss Geraldine Farrar 
Mme. Schumann-Heink 
Mme. Louise Homer 

Honorary Members 

Mr-. Grace Bonner Williams 

Miss Alice Nielson 
Mme. Cecil Chaminade 
Miss Kathleen Par low 


Mrs. Geo. W. Chadwick Mrs. Grace Bonner Williams 

Mrs. Ralph L. Flanders Mrs. Sullivan Sargent 

Mrs. Henry Mason Mrs. Wm. Dunham 

Mrs. Timothee Adamowski Mrs. C. B. Shirley 

Mrs. E. Charlton Black Mrs. Katharine Ridgeway Hunt 

Mi s. Wallace Goodrich Mrs. F. S. Converse 



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'U PHI EPSILON is a strictly Musical Sisterhood, founded in 
the Metropolitan College of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 
18, 1903. We now have chapters in fourteen well-known musi- 
cal institutions, besides several Alumni clubs. 
Beta Chapter was reinstalled at the New England Conservatorv, 
November 5, 1909. During the past vear we have not only studied music, 
but have included short papers on art and literature. 
The following is the program for 1911-12 : — 

November 7, 

Italian Art, Gothic Period. 

Italian Literature, 1265-1400. 

November 14, 

Italian Music. 

November 21, 

Italian Art. 1265-1400 (the Early Renaissance). 

Italian Literature, 1400-1500. 

November 28, 

Italian Music, 1400-1500. 

December 5, 

Italian Art, High Renaissance. 

Italian Literature. 

December 12, 


January 9, 

French Art. 

January 16, 

French Literature. 

January 23, 

French Music, 17th century. 

January 30, 

French Art, Romanticism. 

French Literature. 

February 6, 

French Music, 17th and 18th century. 

February 20, 

French Art. 

March 5, 

Dutch Art. 

March 12, 

Flemish Music. 

March 26, 

English Art, 1800-1900. 

April 9, 

English Music. 

April 23, 

English Literature, 18th century. 

April 30, 

English Literature, 19th century. 

The girls have enjoyed several small social affairs this year, and are 
now planning to have a dance in May. May 20th is the date set for our 
Musicale and Reception. 

The National Convention for 1912 will be held in Syracuse, New York, 
May 8, 9, 10. Virginia Stickney as musical delegate, and Rowena Wheeler 
as business delegate, will represent Beta Chapter. Augusta Geutsch will 
also attend as national historian and editor of the "Year Book," and as 
toastmistress of the convention. 

In endeavoring to live up to the inspiring motto of our sisterhood 
(" Seeketh Not Her Own "), we desire to establish a bond of true sympathy 
and friendship between ourselves and our fellow students. 

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N. E. Conservatory Hellenic Society 


Herbert J. Jenny ..... President 
Alicia Duffy .... First Vice President 
Helen Fair .... Second Vice President 
Gladys Pitcher . . . Third Vice Preside?it 
Ruth Lucas .... Recording Secretary 
Pearl Seiler . . . Corresponding Secretary 
Lee M. Pattison ..... Treasurer 
Edna Boicourt . . . Assistant Treasurer 

HIS organization was established in the fall of 1910, under the 
name Pan-Hellenic Society, and consists of the four Greek letter 
societies at the Conservatory — the Alpha Chi Omega, Phi Mu 
Gamma, Mu Phi Epsilon sororities, and the Phi Mu Alpha, Sin- 
fonia fraternity. Its purpose is to further the inter-fraternal spirit at the 
Conservatory ; and, by various means of co-operation, to raise the scholar- 
ship funds in each of the fraternities. 

Last year the society gave a successful bazaar, lecture and dance, in 
which it was shown that a little of combined energy can produce something 
worth while. This year the society gave a dance in Horticultural Hall, an 
evening which was enjoved by a great many. It was expected that Chad- 
wick's Tabasco would be given this spring, but unforeseen obstacles pre- 
cluded such an undertaking. However, the spirit is undampened, and next 
year may see some event which will go down in the annals of history at 
Xew England Conservatory. 

There are great possibilities in this organization ; for it contains talent 
of the best of the school, which, with combined strength and whole-hearted 
enthusiasm, can put through some work of great merit. 

H. J. J. 

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The Conservatory Orchestra 

By George W. Chadwick 

On March 29, 1912, the Conserv atory Orchestra gave a special concert 
in commemoration of its tenth anniversary. The program consisted entirely 
of Beethoven compositions. Mr. Carl Baermann kindly assisted as soloist. 


Overture, Leonore, No. 3, Op. 72 

Pianoforte Concerto in G Major, Op. 58 
(Cadenzas by Carl Baermann) 

Symphony in C Minor, No. 5, Op. 67 
Mr. G. W. Chadwick, Conductor 

The school is greatly indebted to Mr. Baermann for his generous as- 
sistance. His splendid reading of the Beethoven concerto should be of 
great profit and inspiration to every student. The performance of Mr. 
Baermann was that of a master pianist interpreting a master composer. 

The orchestra reflected great credit upon the school, proving that it is 
an organization of merit and achievement ; standing second to none in this 
country as a student body of musicians. 

For the benefit of those interested, a short history of the orchestra may 
be worthy of attention. 

The following paragraphs are extracted from the program of the tenth 
anniversary concert :— 

Previous to the year 1897 the violin students of the Conservatory had 
practiced, in a class, music for string orchestra under the direction of their 
teachers and occasionally concerts had been given of such music. When 
the present Director assumed his duties in 1897 these classes were consoli- 
dated under his own direction, and used in combination with the organ, 
which supplied the wind parts. The organ students were instructed in 
reading and playing from the orchestral score, and the orchestra, in this 
rudimentary form, was used to accompany the simpler concertos and arias. 

The next year, 1898, the chorus was added, and among other things 

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Rossini's " Stabat Plater " was given, accompanied bv the strings and 
organ. The rehearsals were held in the small hall of the old Conservatorv 
building and created so much interest among the students that the Director 
began to have applications from wind-instrument players who desired to 
join the orchestra. In 1899 a canvass among the students of the school 
developed fairly efficient players of the flute, clarinet, cornet, and trombone. 
Professional oboe and bassoon players were engaged, but the organ was 
still used for the missing horn parts. From this time, interest in the study 
of wind instruments grew rapidly and students of the horn, oboe, bassoon, 
began to be developed from the clarinet, cornet, and pianoforte players. 
In 1901 the orchestra had grown to nearly fortv members, which was a 
much larger number than could be accommodated on the stage of the hall. 
The wind players had to be seated on the floor or in the gallerv. 

It became evident, if the orchestra was to become a permanent factor 
in the institution, that a better place for rehearsals and concerts must be 
provided. At the first rehearsal in October, 1901, at which the orchestra 
was complete without the assistance of the organ, the Director made a 
short address in which he expressed the hope that the event might prove 
to be a significant one and that the rehearsal then held would be the first of 
a series which would last as long as the Conservatory existed. At this 
rehearsal Beethoven's Overture to Egmont and Haydn's Symphony in D 
major were studied. 

On March 2, 1902. the orchestra gave its first public concert as a com- 
plete organization. The program was as follows : — 

Beethoven Symphony in D major (first movement) 
Reinecke Concerto in F sharp minor (first movement) 
Mozart Quintet from Cost fan tutti 

Spohr Concerto in D major (violin) 
Beethoven Overture to Egmont 

The present concert, therefore, is approximately the tenth anniversary of 
that event. At the Commencement Concert of June 18, 1902, which was 
held in Tremont Temple, the orchestra played all the accompaniments for 
the graduates and also the Overture to Rtiy Bias by Mendelssohn, and 
acquitted themselves very creditably. 

With the removal of the Conservatory to the present building, a great 
increase of enthusiasm took place. The inspiring surroundings, the beauti- 
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lockers for instruments, etc.. all added materially to the growth of the 
orchestra. From this time the orchestra has gradually grown in efficiency 
as well as in numbers. The present members represent the most advanced 
students anions the string and wind instruments, and there is a waiting; list 
of candidates for the vacancies in each department. Three rehearsals a 
week are held, one of which is for wind instruments alone under the direc- 
tion of Mr. Lenom. Students of the Conservatory are encouraged to attend 
rehearsals, one of which is largelv devoted to accompaniments. The teach- 
ers of the wind instruments attend the rehearsals and help the students over 
peculiar difficulties in their parts. In this way the student gains the prac- 
tical experience and necessarv routine as a member of a svmphonv or opera 
orche>tra. Of course the student membership necessarilv changes from 
vear to vear, but most of the players acquire an experience of three or four 
vears before thev leave the Conservatorv. 

The repertoire of the orchestra was at first confined chierlv to the 
works of the classic period, but gradually as the orchestra grew in efficiencv 
more modern works were studied and eventually a number of work< of this 
character were performed by the orchestra for the first time in Boston. 
These works are noted in the accompanying list. 

The library of the orchestra now contains more than one thousand 
sets of parts, including manv choral works and some operas. The scores 
are, for the most pan. kept in the main library of the Conservatory, where 
thev mav be studied when not in use bv the orchestra. The librarv has 
been materiallv augmented bv gifts of parts bv the Harvard Musical Asso- 
ciation and the Philharmonic Society, and by individuals, and it is being 
continuallv enlarged. 

This orchestra reaches the artistic life of the school at everv point. In 
the first place, members of the orchestra gain here a routine and experience 
which fit them for positions in the best svmphonv and opera orchestras of 
this country, and such positions are now being filled by our students in the 
Boston Symphony, the Boston Opera, and the other symphony orchestras 
of the country. 

Secondly, even* student who can sing or plav. conduct or compose, 
mav tise the orchestra as his laboratorv. provided such use is warranted bv 
his abilitv. 

Students who learn score reading and plaving are given everv oppor- 
tunity actually to conduct the orchestra, and are *• coached " bv the Di- 
rector at the rehearsals. 


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Students of composition may have their works rehearsed, and per- 
formed if of sufficient merit. These privileges are also extended to the 
students of Harvard University who are taking the courses in music, and 
special rehearsals are held from time to time for the purpose of illustrating 
the Harvard Course in Appreciation of Music. The Instrumentation Class 
has its studies demonstrated by the orchestra, where the errors are made 
evident to the ear as well as to the eye. A successful public performance 
as soloist with the orchestra before an audience of genuine music-lovers 
gives a young student such confidence that future engagements of the same 
kind (no matter how important) need have no terrors for him. 

At the orchestra rehearsals on Tuesday afternoons, to which all stu- 
dents are welcome, they not only have the opportunity of listening to many 
of the finest orchestral masterpieces, but are given a continual example of 
how the artistic details of a composition should be studied out and of the 
infinite pains indispensable to the perfection of technique and expression. 

During the past ten years upwards of seventy-five concerts have been 
given, including choral works and operatic performances. Some of these 
concerts have been conducted by students of the conducting class, and in 
the season of 1905-1906, during the absence of the Director in Europe, the 
orchestra was in charge of Mr. Wallace Goodrich. With these exceptions, 
all of the concerts have been conducted by Mr. Chadwick. 

The orchestra now consists of eighty-six players, namely : — 

16 first violins 
14 second violins 
9 violas 
9 violoncellos 
6 contrabasses 
3 flutes, 1 piccolo 

3 oboes 

1 English horn 
3 clarinets 
1 bass clarinet 
3 bassoons 
5 horns 

4 trumpets 
3 trombones 
1 tuba 
1 harp 
1 tympani 
3 percussion 

The following is a list of the members of the orchestra :— 


Hamilton, Vaughn, 


Haigh, Annie 
VanCleve, Antoinette 
Ringwall, Rudolph 
Ricker, Roscoe R. 
Leveen, Percy 
Rosen, Samuel 


Blackman, Samuel 
Nowicki, Ignace 
Clark, Laura 
Gerhard, Siegfried 
Kellogg, Eva 
Seininger, Samuel 
Gundry, Theodore E. R. 
Elliott, Ethel 
Rinehart, Louise 


Winslow, Willis C 
Walton, William H. 
Podnos, Alexander 
Bowman, Harold D. 
Pratt, Edward 
White, William C. 
Wright, Kathleen 
Shackford, Mary W. 
Matthews, Maurice 


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Banfill, Charles V. 
Hoover, Delia C. 
Mills, Florence O. 
Redden, Jennie 
Loschi, Victor 


Golden, Anna R. 
Mason, F. Stuart 
Kartstein, Alexander 
Wilson, Harry O. 
Lander, Sara Weenona 
Chadwick, Ada A. 
Cutter, Olive 
Davis. Paul 
Xissenbaum, Gertrude 


Ridley. Mildred 
Sticknev, Virginia 
Larthard, Ora 
Vogel, Adolph 
Noonan, Kaen 
Keep, Charles M. 
Moorehouse, Helen I. 
Morse, Hattie E. 
Ward, William W. 


Kunze, Max, Instructor 
Cassetta, L. 
Shannon, J. Byron 
Gerhardt, Elizabeth 
O'Brien, George 
Schultze, F. 


Brooke, Arthur, 


Mainente, Anton 
Fisher, Alfred 
Daniels, Edwin 


DeLascia, Antonio 


Lenom, Clement, 


Bullard, Charles, 
Harding, Ethel 


Troiano. Pasquale 


Long, William R. 
Damski, Henry 
Klar, Edna I. 


Sonderegger, J. 


Post, Louis, 


Vieira, George D. 
Hogarth-Swann, H. 


Hackebarth. A. 


O'Neill. C. 
Dean, Floyd 
Sponadski, P. E. 
Gilcher. Albert 


Smith, Alexander 
Chick. Arnold 
Leitsinger. Carl W. 
Mathews, Maurice M. 


Allison, J. S. 
Howard, Chester 
Shaw. Benjamin 


Schultze, Fred 


Shaw. Harriet, 


Russell, Frank V. 


Currie, Bayard 
Jenny, Herbert 


Russell, Frank V. 



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Beautiful, Sad World 

O BEAUTIFUL, sad world, endeared to me 
By tender memories of far-off years, 
With all their intermingled joys and tears, 
O vanished faces that I fain would see, 
O lovely world, wide, bountiful, and free, 

With all thy multitude of hopes and fears. 

1 wonder if, when death to me appears, 
And I go on, all will forgotten be. 

No voice hath ever had the power to say 
If they will be indeed beyond recall ; 

And though to find an answer day by day 
I strive, I feel that He is over all — 

And not until I go the unknown way, 

Will from my blinded eyes the darkness fall. 

William Bartlett Tyler. 

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^^^^'HE memory of thy pure and lovely face 
fl J Remains with me and lightens my despair ; 
^^^^ Thy laughing yoice which lent a sweetening grace 

To the dear words that fell upon the air 
Like gentle music from thy gentle lips. 

Thy breath was fragrant as the nodding flowers, 
From whose deep cells the bee impatient dips, 

To taste their wine made doubly sweet by showers. 

And all my spirit sighs to be with thee, — 

To gaze forever in thy tender eyes, 
Searching to find in them one thought of me, — 

Gaze like some yearning lover of the skies, 
Who tries to solve their wondrous mystery, 

And scan the balanced planets as they rise. 

William Bartlett Tyler. 

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The Charm of the Orient 


y^O-MORROW the "Arabic" anchors within the Golden Horn. 
■ \ and Stamboul will be invaded by a procession of Cook's carriages 

full of American tourists. Alas, poor city ! In two days one sees 
villainous pavements and dirt : a jumble of mosques ; and, if one 
is luckv. a glimpse of His Corpulent Majesty, the Sultan. Then, at the end 
of forty-eight hours, one sails away again, politely glad that one has seen so 
famous a city, even though it was — yes ! frankness at all cost '. — rather disap- 

It is. The citv is reticent. There's a spell about it which must steal 
gradually upon one when one is not watching for it. Seek and ve shall not 
find : the Orient reverses the proverb. Is it produced — this spell — by the 
beauty of the light that works its miracles on strait and shores ? Is it due 
to the clearness of air that brings to ear, thrilling with mystery and romance, 
the faint call of a distant muezzin and the shouts of oarsmen ? Is it the 
handiwork of the dreaming children of the city ? Because, as Loti's Andre 
Shery felt it : " There — in Stamboul — how much more of the past still lived, 
of the primal human dream, lingering in the shade of the great mosques, in 
the oppressive silence of the streets, in the widely pervading region of grave- 
yards, where tiny lamps with a thin vellow gleam are lighted up at night by 
thousands for the souls of the dead"? 

It contains two elements : beauty and dissolution ; a feeling of passion 
and of death, productive of constant change. Is it that that catches hold of 
one, playing to the restlessness in one. till the city becomes, as it were, a 
habit ? One lingers on some terrace above the Bosphorus, and in an hour 
the lights and shadows have created a hundred different Asias of the oppo- 
site shore. One sunny noon a little while ago, a shadow fell across the 
water. We went to the windows. A storm was coming up from the 
Marmora. Its precursor was this shadow on the water, and on the opposite 
bank an unearthly light. The effect of distance was reversed : what was 
near had become inconspicuous : what was far away stood up with startling 
distinctness. There was, I remember, a white house that I had never 
before noticed. Xow every line and rib of it stood out gleaming, but as it 
were a skeleton of a house. There were cypress trees, black but unnatural 


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in their illusion of nearness. A tew moments, and a gray rain slid across 
like a curtain, and that spectral bright shore vanished as completely as if it 
had never existed. The narrow expanse of water, gray and flattened, might 
have been the beginning of an ocean, with no land between us and America. 
Twentv minutes more and the sun was Lighting a misty rainbow over a 
renewed Asia, no longer a doubtful phantasm, but a rim of green hills 
lovely with white palaces and russet-roofed villages. 

Or is it the monotony of constant change that weaves the spell? Does 
the citv hypnotize ? Often I have stood on the famous pontoon bridge over 
the Golden Horn, and watched the kaleidoscopic shifting of humanity in 
the square before the Wiener Bank Verein till the ceaseless shifting of dots 
and colors, destroying and renewing patterns endlessly, has seemed to sug- 
gest the secret of the city's power of fascination and holding. 

One mav create and reject explanations at will : the spell remains. 

Perhaps the charm of the city — "that citv of minarets and domes, 
majestic and unique, unrivalled still even in its irredeemable decay, stand- 
ing out high against the sky, with the blue waters of the Sea of Marmora 
circling the horizon'' — is, after all. too elusive to be caught and conveyed 
in words or pigments ; too subtle for any medium but music : and that — 
here — vanishes as it comes to birth. 

There are the vagrant voices of the streets, which, morning, noon, and 
at dusk, announce in quaint minor legend the approach of the sellers of 
bread, of beer, of sweets, of water, and of lamps. There are the *• daouls " 
and horns and cymbals that make the music of the Bairam dances and of 
the barracks. There are the songs of mosque and minaret. They are all 
evanescent : fragmentary : snatches of melody. Thev contain, however, one 
common element, whose presence — unintellectual. unconscious and unre- 
strained though it be — gathers them all together in one great unit of musical 

I remember the rir>t time that I heard a muezzin calling to evening 
praver. I was sitting alone in a room on the roof of an old Persian house 
on a hill-top in Stamboul. Suddenly from somewhere in the darkness 
below, where Koum Kapon lav, dropping down to the edge of the Mar- 
mora, I heard a voice. It was so strange and near and of so curious a 
quality, and it was giving out a succession of such extraordinary melodic 
intervals, that my first thought was that the singer was intoxicated. It was 
only a moment, however, till I realized if this were the result of intoxica- 
tion, it was a strange intoxication. The voice was rich and musical : a 

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superb voice. Not, however, pure tone, for there was in it a thickened 
sound, like the sound of heart-break, as if the singer had been weeping, and 
was intoxicate with despair. It was the muezzin circling a little minaret 
below us, and calling the glory of God and the duty of the Faithful. 

Was this dramatic quality of his call purely physical, a mere mechani- 
cal effect or defect, or was he a genius haying his moment? 

Often I used to see him after that in the day-time, coming out of the 
little black hole in the minaret onto its balcony, like a cuckoo coming out 
of the door of a cuckoo-clock, putting his hands up behind his ears and 
pouring out his call. He was stout and black-bearded. His gown was 
untidy saffron brown, and once he came out in shirt and trousers — with 
suspenders. It was a blow to sentiment : yet when he put up his hands, the 
first notes held us spellbound as before. 

This season saw a popular performance of " Leb-lebi-ji Horhor Agha " 
(" Old Man Horhor, the Seller of Dried Pease"), a Turkish Opera whose 
fame is on the increase. The motive is simple and universal : a Pasha runs 
away with the old leb-lebi-ji's beautiful daughter ; the lovers endeavor to 
effect a reconciliation. In one scene the heroine, coming in her caique 
from the Sweet Waters of Asia, sings to bid the boatmen row slowly. She 
is enormously fat (to conform to a Pasha's ideal of beauty) and dressed in 
all colors of the rainbow ; but the beauty and melancholy of her song are a 
thing subtle and refined, potent in spite of gaudy accompaniments. They 
are one with the call of the muezzin : full of the feeling of an intense crav- 
ing for abundant life, pervaded and tinged w r ith melancholy by the constant 
experience of death. 

One day, sitting at this window where I am writing, I heard a plain- 
tive, curious piping. Soon into view on the Bosphorus between the walls 
of two buildings glided a long caique as if across the back of a stage. The 
rowers, clad in bloomers, fezzes, and zouave jackets with scarves wound 
round their waists, were rising and falling back in rhythm to the movements 
of their great oars. Soon there slid into view the piper, an old, old Persian 
seated high in the stern on a pile of wool-sacks and evoking from a Turkish 
pipe a thin and melancholy penetrating strain, much like the sound of a 
bag-pipe, but sweeter, thinner, and more suggestive. The bark glided by 
and passed from view. But its passing had been a thing unreal, magical, 
never-to-be-forgotten, because of the music the pipe played. It, best of all, 
had caught and conveyed the charm. 

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No. 59 Frost Hall 

OO watch that fudge ! It has been on the point of boiling over fifty 
times while you have been talking and waving the spoon in the 
air. It makes me frightfully nervous." 

"Don't w r orry about this fudge, my dear," replies Edith 
Bell, seated beside the chafing dish. " I am fully aware of everything it is 
doing. Besides, I was writing fudge recipes before you were born, and 
there isn't a thing on the subject that I don't know." 

"You're right, Edith," — from another corner of the room. "You 
and Miggles have to have your fudge as regularly as a toper his whisky. 
What you don't know about it isn't worth knowing." 

A knock at the door: "Come in. Co?ne in!" "Hello there, 
Maude Gray. Sit down if you can find a vacant spot. If not you'll have 
to double up. Well, how's the world treating you? " 

"Not very well. I'm about ready to pack up and go home. Just 
think of it ! If you leave out one little check mark in Theory you're told 
that you're indifferent and never will be a thorough, well-grounded musi- 
cian. Every ensemble lesson is enough to do one up for six months, and if 
you even say you're bored by the old Normal and Mr. Porter hears it he'll 
flunk you." 

" Cheer up, wife," speaks up her room-mate. " You're a Senior and 
nearly through with it all. Pity me a poor little Freshman and not appre- 
ciated even as that." 

From the confusion of voices and the clatter of feet on the bare floor a 
dozen girls at the very least must be coming up the corridor. After a vig- 
orous thud on the door it is unceremoniously opened and three more girls 
(after all only three) hurl themselves into the midst of the group. 

Mildred — " Girls, how many in this room are in favor of Taft and how 
many Roosevelt? Hands up on the first — Taft? Well, you don't mean to 
say that there are as many as six girls in Frost Hall for William H. Taft? " 

" There Mildred," says Miriam, perfectly satisfied that the presidential 
nomination has been handed to Mr. Taft by these six girls' decision. "I 
told you that Roosevelt didn't stand a chance." 

"Don't you be so sure of that, Mimi ; nothing's settled yet. Now 
Roosevelt is the only man for this country at this — " 



"Well," interrupts Edith, "they're neither one of them the right man 
for the place. We want a compromise candidate. Now I tell you a woman 
ought to have the place. Just wait till we get our chance and — " 

" Silence on the suffrage question, Edith. You know that is one thing 
that can't be discussed in Frost Hall." 

" Well, I always did hate the Democrats," continues Mildred, "and 
Taft's the worst one of them all." 

After the chorus of laughter and ridicule had died away enough to 
allow her voice to be heard, Rebecca speaks up : — 

" Say, girls, how did you like that brown bread ice cream we had 
handed us this noon? I managed to eat my regular two dishes, but I must 
say it wasn't as good as some." 

14 Did you know," answers Eunice, " that Helen Fair called up one of 
the maids and asked her if they didn't serve baked bean sauce with it? " 

" That sounds just like Helen. Her latest is roasting Sara Helen on 
her marriage." 

u Marriage," calls out Hazel, widely awake at the mention of the one 
subject that can interest her. "Who's married?" 

"Why, didn't you know that Sara Helen is wedded to her Art? If 
you suggest that the time may come when she will turn down Art for an 
ordinary man she will frizzle you up with her scorn." 

" She'd better not come in contact with Cleo," says Bessie. " There's 
scarcely a night that she's not to be found down in the parlor deciding 
whether this man would make a better husband than the one who came 
last night or is likely to come to-morrow. Whenever a new one appears a 
bunch of the girls stand out in the hall and serenade him by playing on 
mandolins and combs and singing such touching ditties as 4 All that I ask 
of You is Love,' or ' For Every Girl who's Lonely.' All of them who 
get angry are checked off the list of the eligibles." 

"Cleo isn't in it with Elizabeth when it comes to real thrilling melo- 
dramatic love-affairs," says Lillian. "You've seen that sign over the tele- 
phone stating that five minutes is the limit of any visit? Of course that 
was put there for Elizabeth's and Mr. Lenihan's benefit. Since they can't 
break that rule more than once a day, friend Lenihan manages to appear 
below Elizabeth's window regularly at 9.30 p. m. The other night they 
became so absorbed in what they were saying that Mr. Lenihan didn't even 
feel the match boxes, hairpins, Bach fugues and other junk that Hazel was 
firing at him from the floor above. But woe ! who should be coming 

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toward them but Miss Samuel of the faculty. After vainly attempting to 
penetrate his understanding with words of reproof, she turned in despera- 
tion to our ornamental, red fire-alarm and set it going. Well, in the shortest 
space of time that anything was ever done in Boston, fire engines and 
hose-carts began to swarm in from all directions, up Gainsboro and Hemen- 
way Streets, and even through the Fenway bells were jangling and whistles 
tooting. Every girl in the front of the house, — oh, every girl except Eloise 
who had to take time to powder her nose and pinch her cheeks until they 
were a becoming rosy color — straightway hung her head as far out of a win- 
dow as she could get it. Almost immediately a number of streams of water 
were going at full force. For lack of a worthier object they were turned 
on the still oblivious, love-sick Lenihan. A big husky fireman was stalk- 
ing up and down in front of Miss Wheelock's window demanding at the top 
of his lungs where the fire was, when up went the sash and out came Miss 
Wheelock's head. Righteous indignation was expressed by every line of 
her face. 

44 ' Mr. — Sir — see here. This noise will have to be stopped imme- 
diately. Just make those engines keep still and tell the other men to lower 
their voices. I can hear every word they say. It's almost time for the 
lights to go out, and — ' " 

44 Hold on Lillian," screams out Maud. 44 You'll be arrested for exag- 
gerating and letting that marvelous imagination of yours — " 

44 Girls, girls," comes from the other side of the door. 44 Let me in " — 
and Miss Wheelock herself appears. 44 These parties will have to be pro- 
hibited altogether if you can't keep quieter. Now break right up and go to 
your rooms. It is five minutes of ten. No, you know that I never send 
candles up in the basket. You will have to walk down and get one." 

E. M. 




Gardiner Hall 

eARDIXER HALL has been the scene of unusual activity, musi- 
cally, socially and literary, during this year. Many new girls 
came and they were welcomed cordially by returning students. 
The usual 44 Acquaintance Party" occurred on September 28th, in 
the Gardiner-Dana dining rooms. A short musical program and dancing 
made us feel that we had already formed a happy family, with a jolly year 

We participated in the Halloween Party with the other Halls. Shall 
we ever forget some of those unique costumes? It was surely a festival in 
the Gymnasium that night. 

Several of the girls have united to form a Literary Club, meeting each 
Monday evening. One girl reads while the others sew and embroider, and 
several of the classic novels, as well as current literature, have thus been 
greatly enjoyed. A small Bridge Club, with Miss Helen Calhoun, Presi- 
dent. Miss Jessie Dummer, Treasurer, is also enjoyed every other Monday 
evening. Then not wishing the physical health to be neglected, a " Hare 
and Hounds" Club was organized, with Elsie Eskind as President and 
Clara Ingham, Secretary and Treasurer. About two-thirds of the girls 
belong to it. and walk the required half-hour each day. A fine of five cents 
is imposed when one fails to walk. The health of the girls has been remark- 
ably good, and we may. attribute this to plenty of good, hard study, good 
food and recreation. 

The annual Gardiner Dance. November 20th, was a brilliant affair, one 
we all enjoved greatly. A feature of it was the moonlight dance, to the 
strains of the Barcarolle from the 44 Tales of Hoffman." The transparency 
designed by Mrs. Ferguson expressed our loyalty in the words, 44 Success 
to N. E. C. and 1912." 

Those of the girls who were obliged to remain during the Christmas 

© © © 

holidays found the time all too short, for sight-seeing, theaters and the 
numerous boxes of goodies from home. The Old Year was given a merry 

© © J 

send-off by about twenty maidens. We made taffy and told fortunes, and 
didn't get the least bit sleepy. 

After the girls returned from vacation, Mrs. Ferguson gave a lovely 
partv. The "green" parlor was transformed into an 44 Artless Gallery." 

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Numerous familiar articles were recognized and given the grander name 
found on the printed slip each of us had. Two girls in Colonial costume 
served dainty refreshments. 

The Cafe Chantant, the most original and successful affair of its kind, 
was conceived and worked out by our preceptress. Hardly enough praise 
and appreciation can be given her for her courage, talents and energy. 
This entertainment was given in Recital Hall, March 14th, for the benefit 
of the Beneficent Society of the Conservatory. The tables were filled by 
many of the faculty, numerous patrons and friends of the Conservator v. 
Mr. Edward Lankow of the Boston Opera Company delighted all with his 
splendid bass voice. The program is given below, and was most enjoyable. 
The Gardiner girls served their friends at the tables with light refreshments 
and candy. Flowers were also sold. After the program, dancing was 
enjoyed, our orchestra furnishing the music. A check of $100, sent to the 
Beneficent Society, w r as the result of our efforts and the kindness of our 


Overture, " The Crusader " ......... Rollinson 

Helen Calhoun, Piano 

Miss Tov Turner, 1 _. 

__. I., _ First Violin 

Miss r lorence Pomeroy, J 

Miss Katherine Wamel, ) _ . ,.„. 

„ ... ... Second \ lohn 

Miss Camille Kornteld, J 

Miss Mildred Ridley, Violoncello 

Miss Elizabeth Gerhardt, Contrabass 

Miss Edna Klar, Clarinet 

Miss Clara Haven, ") _ 

>r- a j 1 > Cornet 

Miss Ada Crocker, J 

Miss Elsie Davis, Drums 

Mr. Vaughn Hamilton, Leader 

Concertmaster Conservatory Orchestra 

Cornet Solo, " Surf Polka " Sfernhauser 

Miss Clara Haven 
Miss Ruth Sayles, Accompanist 

Scotch Drill ............ 

Miss Irma Pearce Miss Edith Pope 

Miss Edith Thompson Miss Ruth Brown 

Miss Olive Deible Miss Beatrice Ragsdale 

Miss Lois Brader Miss Evelyn Spickard 

Bagpipes, Mr. David Ferrier 
Drill Master, Lt. Frederick West, 1st Regt. B. S. C. 

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" Gems from Fra Diavolo " Auber 

Miss Twonette Nutter Miss Beryl Nutter 

Mr. Clarence Richter Mr. Harlowe F. Dean 

Reading, " Ode to the Sun" Rostand 

Mrs. George A. Hibbard 

By special permission of Mr. Henry Russell 

will sing selections 
Mr. Alfred DeVoto 
will play the accompaniments 

" Tales of Hoffman/- {"-^nue^ l . Ofinback 


" To Thee, O Country "... Eichberg 

Miss Twonette Nutter Miss Mary Gibson 

Miss Lane Frisby Miss Louise Thorn 

Mr. Clarence Richter Mr. Harlowe F. Dean 

A reception will be given on April 24th, in the Gardiner Parlors, by 
Mrs. Ferguson and Gardiner Hall, to Conservatory students. It is expected 
that Mrs. Eben D. Jordan, Mrs. George W. Chadwick, and Mrs. Ralph L. 
Flanders will receive. 

This vear has been altogether a splendid one, marked by fine loyalty to 
study and appreciation of those things which are worth while. 

A. W. McL. 

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A Dana Alphabet 

A Appointments with Avery. 

B Boisterous third floor band. 

C Cuts — Candles and callers. 

D Dates (between you and me). 

E Expressive and Elegant English. 

F Fad — Fashion and Fussers. 

G Good desk girls — Alice and Maud. 

H Harmless and Handsome Maidens. 

I For the Ps (eyes) in the Hall. 

J Jokes (Alarm clocks that do and don't). 

K Kisses, of which ''absence makes the heart grow fonder." 

L Lights — going, going — gone. 

M Meals — meagre and minus. 

N Xurse — within call and out, 

Obey— Object?— Of I 

P "Punk" — Appropriate name for certain callers. 

Q Quartette in " Pell Mell" Corner. 

R Repress, reproach, report. 

S Seniors — Always plentiful in Dana. 

T Telephones — (*'Five minutes only"). 

U Understanding with watchman — O'Brien. 

V Vacations — Bless 'em. 

W Worry over work. 


Z J 

N.B. Please read over our alphabet and digest it, although it will not be 
exactly compulsory to learn it. 

Teas, Fudge Parties and dances and everything else too numerous to 
[ mention in our above alphabet. 

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Three Wishes 


LL the silver leaflets' quivering in the hush of early morn, 
And the crimson sweet awakening of the roses newly born, 
All the golden noonday glory and the sunset's crimson gleam, 
And the solemn hush of evening, — are the dreams I long to dream. 


Fairer than the fairest vision that e'er came to me in sleep, 
Grander than the distant ocean booming shoreward, and more deep 
Than the awful cavern yawning as we stand upon the brink. 
Purer than the breath of lilies, — are the thoughts that I would think. 


Ever striving, ever knowing, though the stars are far away, 

And though Heaven now seems distant 'twill be home to me some day, 

Giving humbly, gladly, fully, what is given me to give, 

Striving, hoping, giving, loving, — is the life that I would live. 

B. F. B. 


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OL RING the course of every student's career a time comes when 
he seriously questions to himself, 44 Am I successful? Or could I 
have made a greater success in another calling? " 
The student of poetical sensibilities is more apt to consider the first 
question only, never ceasing to profit by his constant habit of self-criticism. 
He goes forth with one masterful ambition, to be and to do the best he can 
for the love and the advancement of his art. 

On the other hand, there is the student possessed with one ideal, to 
become a virtuoso. He is inclined to regard the profession of teacher or of 
orchestral plaver as inferior occupations. He forgets that without great 
teachers the musical world would be at a standstill. If he finds that he can 
not realize this ambition he grows discouraged, and eventually dissatisfied, 
declaring there is no money in the profession. His idea of " doing for the 
sake of doing" is lost, or in reality it never existed. 

Finally, if he allows his dissatisfaction to brew further, he asks a second 
question : k4 Could I have made a greater success in another calling ? — Bus- 
iness ! " From now on he measures success by so many dollars income. 
He hears and listens to tales of great opportunities in the business world. 
He observes the man that makes 44 easy money," etc., etc. The result is 
our would-be virtuoso either enters a new field, or else 44 hangs on," adding 
one more 44 plodder" to the 44 grouch club." 

For the man that leaves the ranks of the profession under firm convic- 
tions of greater prosperity and opportunities, we wish him success. It re- 
mains for him to prove his own worth. He may have a 44 pull " and a fair 
salary to start : but if he expects to rise above the thousands of mediocre 
business men he is taking a great risk ; unless he possesses exceptional 

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ability he will find it a hard struggle to compete with men of extensive 
commercial experience. It is one thing to get a large salary, another thing 
to earn it ; and the man of to-day must earn his money, receiving only 
what he is worth. 

For the individual who lacks the courage to strike out in another field, 
but who is everlastingly decrying the profession, and who feels that it is his 
duty to advise every "misguided" youth, we have little sympathy. His 
presence is a contamination to an aesthetical community; while his cynical 
and indifferent attitude acts as a poisonous venom upon the minds of con- 
scientious students. 

True, we may not have attained our greatest desire, — few of us do, — 
but because of that fact, why blame the profession. What about the ma?i ! 
If we seek the main cause of dissatisfaction, a hundred to one there is some 
quality that is lacking in the man himself. 

If the person is dissatisfied, let him decide upon two courses : either 

By the time this article is read, we, as members of the class of 1912, 
will have passed our final u exams," and will be anxiously looking forward 
to the day when we will receive our long-wished-for diploma. This bit of 
paper, symbolical of years of work and earnest endeavor, will mean a lot to 
us. To a few, and we trust a very few, it will be the culmination of their 
ideal. There are some, we regret to say, who perhaps have worked only 
for a diploma, who feel that that piece of parchment is their one cherished 
end for which they have been striving. There are some who will accept 
it with a smile of satisfaction and contentment ; that they have finished their 
course, are now full-fledged musicians and can step out into the world 
waving it as proof of their ability and genius. 

A diploma does not mean this. It is not given to us for that. Grad- 
uation is not completion ; Commencement is not the end. To be graduated 
means to be passed on. A Commencement is only a beginning. We are 
graduated by our school. That is, we are deemed worthy by our instruct- 
ors to move on a step higher, and a diploma is given to us as evidence that 
we have earned our promotion. A Commencement is given to us — a start, 
and push forward — and it is up to us to keep on working onward and up- 
ward. Diplomas are not an end to our work. They are only a beginning. 

We all realize, however, one right, one privilege that a diploma gives 
us. It makes us alumni ; it will give us the rights and privileges to call 
ourselves alumni of the New England Conservatory of Music. Let us ap- 

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preciate it then to the fullest extent ! Let us try to realize what that means ! 
Let us think of the many who would be proud to say that, but who cannot 
be so favored. Let us not forget our debt of gratitude to the Alma Mater 
that chose to make us alumni. Let us strive to be an honor to her. We 
can show our appreciation and our loyalty by joining her ranks. Our first 
step, after she has made us alumni, should be to join her Alumni Associa- 
tion. Then, and then only, do we become truly alumni of the Conservatory 
of Music. It will be an inspiration to us to say we belong to the Alumni 
Association. We will have more than a selfish end to work for. We will 
strive to be fit associates of the Alumni. We will endeavor to keep up to 
their standard ; to make them proud of us : to feel proud that we are one 
of them — in this wav will we show that we are true sons and daughters of 
our Alma Mater. 

The Class of 191:2 outnumbers any preceding class. It is not only 
strong in quantity, but is also strong in quality. We are proud of our- 
selves — and have reason to be. We like to think and feel that we are the 
4 41 best ever." Let us prove that in one respect we are. Let us at least 
break all records of any preceding class, by so swelling the Life Membership 
of the Alumni Association as to make all other class membership look 
small. We can do it ! We should do it ! When we are asked to join, let 
us accept the privilege as a privilege. Let us not hesitate, but let each in- 
dividual feel proud that his name is on the membership list and that thereby 
he has done honor not only to himself, but to his Alma Mater and to the 
-best ever'' Class of 1912 ! 

We hear much talk these days about the " Class Spirit." or. to be more 
accurate, the lack of it. That it is lacking no one can denv. 

We find class members wondering why there isn't more class spirit, whv 
there aren't more class gatherings, why our class meetings aren't more thrill- 
ing, and many things we are apt to wonder in regard to the organization. 

Then when a class party is announced, where are all the wondering 
ones ? Instead of the expected fifty, perhaps about a dozen or two will come 
sauntering in, and there is not the feeling of class intimacv that should be 
apparent at such a gathering. 

When a class meeting is announced, where again are the wondering 
ones ? The few that do attend are more apt to sit complacently back in their 
chairs and wait for the president and one or two others to pass comment on 
the topics for discussion, instead of giving any opinion or idea of their own, 
then afterwards wonder why this and that isn't done, and think that things 
do move so slowly. 

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It is true we are in a professional school in the midst of a city : were a 
not all in the same vicinity, our interests are many and varied. But does 
this make up for the fact that we are to be graduates of the Conservatory, 
one of the greatest things we may ever achieve. Graduation means much, 
and some of the things are the pleasures and benefits derived from class 

A class where loyalty, intimacy and enthusiasm are apparent will 
always leave a lasting impression upon each member, something to look 
back upon when we are away from our student days. Our opportunities are 
so great in so many ways, why let this one pass, the one where we have 
the chance to know and work with the celebrities of the future. 

Each member must bring more than his mere presence into the class, 
but must put his thought and interests into the formation of such — and not 
until then will we reach that true and congenial spirit of class enthusiasm. 

Many of us who are students at the New England Conservatory are 
graduates of High schools and have pursued courses by which, at gradua- 
tion, we were prepared to enter college. The decision to forego a collegi- 
ate education in order to study music intensively has been made in many 
cases with reluctance and with some misgivings as to the wisdom of our 

Having chosen to devote ourselves to the pursuit of music, however, 
we enter upon our work with so much earnestness of purpose that we are in 
danger of forgetting that there is any knowledge worthwhile except music. 
This is perfectly natural. Our chosen subject grows in importance to us on 
closer acquaintance with it. We had no conception of the multitude of 
courses open to a student of music : and after electing a few of them, we 
are overwhelmed by the importance and demands of each subject as these 
are interpreted to us by such masters of their profession as are found in an 
institution like ours. How. then, shall we resist this inclination to ignore 
the wider education? Let us remember the opportunities which are af- 
forded us here in the Conservator}*. Every week we have one of the lead- 
ing professors of the country lecture to us upon English literature. Those 
who have heard these lectures have recognized the fact that they are not 
surpassed bv those given in any of the leading colleges and universities in 
the country. 

Again, we should take advantage of the fact that we are living in one 
of the great educational centers of the world. Scarcely a week passes in 
which some well-known lecturer may not be heard, often free of charge. 

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The preachers of this city are among the very best, and their messages give 
us a wider outlook upon life. The standard magazines should become to 
us something more than a name ; we should know what the leaders of our 
country are thinking and saying. We should also make use of our oppor- 
tunities to know more of the fine arts, especially of those which are inti- 
mately related to music. The Art Museum should be more familiar to us 
on its interior than its exterior. 

It is the fashion, nowadays, to weigh values carefullv. The college 
courses are constantly being made the subject of criticism, often hostile. It 
mav be admitted that some of these courses have little relation to after life, 
and that there is danger of becoming superficial even under such carefullv 
guarded elective systems as are in operation in a typical college of to-day. 
Still, the fact cannot be disguised that a college-bred man or woman has 
an advantage in the race of life over his less-trained competitor. Let us 
then, who have chosen music as a profession, realize that a well-stored and 
a well-trained mind is one of the first essentials of success, and let us strive 
to attain a high standard of efficiency, not only as musicians, but as men and 
women also. 

Do we, as music students, possess a broad enough outlook on the prog- 
ress of events outside our chosen sphere of endeavor ? Are we able to see 
not alone the glory of the path toward our own cherished ideals — but also, 
now and then, to glimpse at this in its perspective with the beautiful and 
the inspired in other lines of work. We should have a knowledge general 
enough to enable us to discriminate intelligently between the mediocre and 
the perfect, as these constantly appear to us in our lives outside the province 
of Music. 

We know that this is a day of specialization in both commercial and 
intellectual pursuits — yet. in equal degree as this special technical training 
is demanded, is there also required of every professional a wide-awake in- 
telligent interest in the matters not touched upon by his own particular 
branch of study, that help to make up the life of the world at large. 

Not a few worshipers of Art are sometimes accused of exalting their 
deity to the unreasonable exclusion of many more earthly matters — and 
occasionally even they are said to partake of the nature of certain relics of 
prehistoric ages. May we always fall short of the undesirable quality of 
narrow-mindedness — let us make it always our pleasure as well as our duty 
to keep in touch with all the current progress and development we possiblv 
can, and to continually enlarge the horizon of the miniature world in which 
we each live. 

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The attitude taken bv those attending the Saturday Afternoon Recitals, 
as well as the frequent concerts in Jordan Hall, makes one wonder that the 
students give as satisfactory performances as they do. 

Usually the audience goes to these recitals in a most critical state of 
mind : and often the atmosphere created by such a body of people proves 
very detrimental to the students performing. It takes a great and accom- 
plished artist to overcome the unsympathetic feelings of an audience, and 
only when this is done can he hope to do his best. 

If the truly great find it hard to contend with this critical spirit — what 
must be the state of the student's mind, who is met with such a problem. 
The technicalities occupy the minds of most of the performers not expe- 
rienced in public work, and hence the more need for encouragement and 
warmth of reception. 

Could the audience only be ready to appreciate and applaud every 
commendable point, the performer could not help feeling this presence of 
friendliness and thus be saved the disappointment caused bv too severe 

Have you climbed the 295 steps of Bunker Hill Monument, stood 
under the shade of 44 Washington Elm " or boarded 44 Old Constitution? " 
Do you know just where the 44 tea was spilled ? " What do we know about 
Boston? Is our knowledge of this wonderfal citv limited to the four walls 
of the Conservatory, Symphony Hall and the Opera House ? 

When we go home — those of us who live at a distance from Boston — 
we mav be expected to be confronted with questions from our small brothers 
and sisters, fresh from school and acquainted with American history, 
about the famous place where the Pilgrims landed, the first battle-ground 
of the Revolution, and dozens of other similar questions. Let us visit the 
historical places before we leave the city, and with guide book in hand, 
make an intelligent study of these sacred spots, dear to every American 
citizen. Let us make a definite business of these excursions. In the busy 
vears to come we may not be able to revisit Boston. May we then have no 
regrets that we failed to know the historical points of this noble city. 


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Hail to our chief ! With his pen he's " all there." 

Though Ted's chances are slim for the President's chair. 

You think we mean Theodore R., I presume — 

Wroncr ! We mean Teddy Gundrv. our " chief" of the Xeumc. 

Senior Alphabet 

A is for Adams, who's straight up and down. 

B is for Bell. Boicourt and Brown. 

C is for Cook who gets the dues ( ? ) 

D is for Duggan who tries to amuse. 

E is for Edith whose last name is Miller. 

F stands for Frieda, a peifect man-killer. 

G is for Gray, modest and demure. 

H is for Hadley. whose voice is so pure ; 

I is for me who wrote this rhyme. 

J is for Johnson who has "no time." 

K is for Kelly. — has any one seen her: 

L is for Lander, who's "some" violiner. 

M is for Miles, the treasurer's assistant. 

O for Opdenweyer. cold and distant. 

P stands for Parmelee. willing and ready, 

Q uick to serve and always steady. 

R is for Reed, so full of reserve. 

S is for Seymour, Smith and Shepherd. 

T stands for Tozier. our competent Vice. 

U stands for all who trv to be nice. 

V is for Venner. sweet and cute. 
W for Weed, at technique a beaut. 
X is exam, which all of us dread. 

Y is for Young, — not sleeping, but dead." 
Z is for zealous, the adjective for all. 

who quickly respond to the Senior class call. 


Most extraordinary! I've shot him more than nine times, but he doesn't 

stop his screeching! — Sketch. 


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Evidently the shortage in ice cream at the Senior Reception to the 
Juniors last February was a most distressing occurrence. As a result, two 
of our class members were compelled to seek refreshments elsewhere. 
Luckilv there was a •• hot-dog"' vender across the way who was a yaluable 
aid in appeasing the appetite of the young ladies. It is seldom that one has 
a chance or possesses the courage to partake of such fayorite delicacies. 
But our maidens were bold: and besides, it was dark. Certainly those 
steaming frankfurts and good old German mustard was a temptation to two 
hungry Misses. 

They took advantage of the opportunity and indulged ravenously until 
startled by a voice, saying: *' If Violet Hernandez was eating • hot-dogs.' 
would Frieda Hyde: " Cruel Fate ! 

I wonder if you know the young 1 lady that sits in the first yiolins of the 
orchestra, who gushes so effusively, spilling the most endearing epithets: 
as. "No. dearie: Yes. honey": etc. She is a winsome lass, and tries to 
make eyerv fellow feel that he is a hero. But. Ethel is young yet. 

Then there is Laura Clark, who talks in that staccato, agitato style, 
reminding you of a Morse telegraph. 

Mr. Wemple has an inimitable way of flicking the ashes from his cigar 
with his index finger, while the other hand reposes elsewhere. Watch the 
little trick — it's admirable. 

Miss Cita Johnson and her French-English-Boston bull-pup have not 

been seen recently at the Saturday afternoon musicales. 
j j 

It is a noteworthy fact that many students prefer Potter Hall to Recital 
Hall. Why not establish a moving picture machine in Recital Hall for the 
benefit of such students. Think of the pleasure of listening to Mr. Elson's 
lectures in moving pictures. 

As I was passing down the corridor one morning last March, I was 
surprised to see Mr. Dennee holding conversation with one of the employees 
of the street department. The latter gentleman was covered with ashes 
from head to foot. The incongruity of the situation was amusing, and as 
the stranger left the building his manner showed intense nervous excitement. 

In all probability the ash department is being well sifted. Long live 
the sifter — his work is long and arduous. 

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The Senior class recently had to have an overflow meeting in the 
gymnasium. Recital Hall could not accommodate the full attendance. 

Jack Snyder was seen last week without his pipe. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gillespie (nee Duggan) recently returned from an 
extended wedding tour. 

Mary Venner is " Convill's most popular debutante." 

Mr. Herbert Jenny, Conville's most radical and modern composer, and 
wonderful interpreter of Debussy, has moved from No. 30 F Street to 84 P 

Mr. Drayton, one of the city's oldest and most respected citizens, scorns 
the word "temperament." He claims there is no such thing as "musical 
temperament." We are reminded of a remark recently made by Mr. Chad- 
wick at a rehearsal of " Conville's Celebrated Band." Mr. Chadwick said : 
c< Don't play like a bunch of New Englanders ! Play like musicians ! " 

Mr. Drayton, we understand, is a native of New England. We would 
advise an immediate sojourn to the south. Is it lack of temperament in 
Yankee or excess of temperament in Dixie that makes him hesitate ? 

Gruber : " Are you in the cast ? " 

Seiler : "Why, yes; I'm leading man. They're going to put on a pant- 

The Observant Student 

George Page (having a vibro-shampoo for the first time) : "Just like a 

bully vacuum cleaner, isn't it ? " 
Barber (absent-mindedly) : "Yes, sir, it is." 

Manager Barnes of minstrel show fame to " Chet " Cook. 

Cook : " Chet, we want you in the box office that night. All you've got to 

do is to take in the money." 
Chet : " Thanks ! but I think I'll need some rehearsals." 

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Miss A: "I am never happy unless I am breaking into song/' 

Mr. R : Why don't you get the key. and you won't have to break in: " 

Our facultv tiddler named Yaughn. 
May with pleasure be now looked upon : 

His adornment hirsute 

Was most certainlv cute. 
But we're all rather glad that it's gone. 

When Miss Stickney was asked. "Is it so. 
That vou may to Los Angeles go ? " 

She replied. "I love summer. 

And the offer's a hummer. 
But I fear I should pine for the Snow." 

There was a young lady from Rio. 
Who attempted a Rubenstein Trio : 

But her technique was scantv. 

So she played it Andante 
Instead of Allegro con Brio. 

For Rent — A furnished room ; privileges of bath in front of Conserv- 
atory Excellent view. 

First Student: " You remember Stentor. the voting Englishman who 

was forever leaving off his h">:" 
Second Student : i% You mean the fellow who used to plav the oboe in 

the X. E. C. orchestra? " 
First Student : That's the one." 

Second Student : "Yes, indeed; how's he getting alon^:" 

© © © 

First Student: Poorly; intact, he's become a regular tramp. But I 

predicted as much." 
Second Student: *-Whv. how's that: I thought he was a very hard 


First Student : * k That's just it. He practiced the instrument so much 
that he fell in love with it. and became an • 'obo' himself." 

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Mr. Pattison: 44 Say, Venner, don't you want to buy a ticket for the 
Hellenic Dance ? " 

Venner : " Oh, go on; I don't know how to dance those Greek dances." 

A Romantic Overture in Four Strains 



Last Will and Testament of Some Seniors 

I, Chester Sheldon Cook, being possessed at this moment of my 
right ( ?) mind, understanding that my days here are numbered, and that the 
strenuous task that has been conferred upon me cannot long continue, — do 
hereby entrust to the care of the Junior treasurer, Frank V. Russell, the 
gift that has been a secret in my possession for the past two years, that 
" Look and Manner" which causes unsolicited dues to fall graciously into 
my hands. 

Chester Sheldon Cook. 


Theo. Gundry. 
Bessie Bentley. 


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I. Evelyn Tozier. believing that the time is near when I must leave 
these surroundings, do hereby bestow upon Helen Faire "inv love for 
talking." knowing that this will aid her to reach the heights of ••officialism." 

Evelyn Tozier. 


Eva Kellogg. 
Helen Crane. 

Believing that the time is drawing near when I. John Kendig Snyder. 
must leave for the better world, where there are no troubles, do entrust to 
the care of my most worthv and esteemed successor. Harry Barnes, that 
which will soothe him in his momentous tasks and aid him in great deci- 
sions which may arise in his strenuous existence. It has served me well, 
even in the wee small hours of the night when •• class indifferences " have 
interfered with mv rising ambitions for an illustrious class of 1912. To 
this individual I bequeath mv most cherished and intimate friend. "Mv 

John Kendig Snyder. 


Eva Johnson. 
Josephine Smith. 

I. Charles Shepherd, realizing that the time is soon to come when 
I must cease to go forth to thrill the world with my melodious melodies 
and crashing chords, do hereby leave to Guy Maier the one great glori- 
fving secret of a thrilling performance — that of ruffling the hair bv running 
the hands through time and time again at the most effective and exciting 

Charles Shepherd. 


Stanley Heald. 
Edith Miller. 

Realizing that in a short time I must leave these surroundings that 
have long been an inspiration and guide to me. I. Blanche Brocklebank. 
do herebv leave to the worthv Junior. Addie Emerson, mv enchanting 
smile — may it serve her as it has served me — to •• win'' all who come in 
contact with it. 

Blanche Brocklebank. 


Elizabeth Bell. 
Miriam Hosmer. 


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Money here and money there, 
Money flying everywhere : 

Stacks of gold 

And greenbacks roll'd, 
Golly ! but it makes you stare. 

Money earned and money spent, 
Money owed and money lent : 

In the fight 

From morn till night ; 
Still we wonder where it went. 

Monev gained and money lost, 
Ever kicking at the cost : 

If you've none, 

You're surely done : 
Gee ! but what a sudden ' 4 frost." 

Where there's money there is hope. 
You've no time to sit and mope : 

When you're flush, 

Get in the rush ! 
You'll be given plentv rope. 

If you're " crazy " have no fear, 
Just be sure your money's near ; 

" Give us ALL," 

The lawyers call, 
"We will get you out of here." 

When you're " stung" by men of craft, 
And vou wonder why they laughed, 

Monev speaks 

And seals the leaks : 
Then vou learn the strength of graft. 


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If it's marriage or divorce, 
Don't declare 'tis all a loss ; 

Love may die, 

But we won't crv, 
Money, has its place — of course ! 

Even music, — gentle art ! 
Has a place in every heart ; 

But the few 

Who e'er get through, 
Must possess a pile to start. 

Everything is money now, 

No one asks you " where " or " how " ; 

Show the stuff ! 

That's enough ; 
You're the man to push the plough. 

Just the same, if sick or well, 
Money ! is the life-long yell ; 

Is it so? — 

Must we go ? 
Someone said that u Money's H — 1 ! " 

Don'ts for Juniors 

Follow these few rules and you will have a class to be proud of ! 

1. Don't attend class meetings. It is a ''waste of precious time." 
You can't afford to give forty-five minutes out of a month of 43,200 minutes 
to your class. 

2. Don't attend its social affairs. That also is a waste of time and only 
leads to better acquaintance with your classmates. 

3. Don't have anything to do or say in class matters. Let the other 
person say and do it all. " That's what they all say." 

4. Don't pay your class dues. Four-fifths of a cent a day is a painful 
extravagance, and will surely lead to poverty. Besides, the class never 
needs money. It is rich in its own (or the treasurer's) conceit. 

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5. Don't ever express your own opinion and stick to it. Go which 
ever way the wind blows. It is always safe to be on the side of the 

6. Don't associate with your classmates ! Hold down a back seat in 
some obscure corner ; let yourself be unknown and unheard of, and then 
at the Class Day, etc. 

7. Don't have any class spirit ! It acts only as an encouragement to 
the success of the class. 

8. Don't fail to feel hurt if you are taken for a stranger. 

9. Don't have a NEUME ! You will find interest in it so great, 
contributions for it so multitudinous, advertisements so eagerly sought, that 
it will be impossible to print a book of reasonable size. 

10. Don't support the class officers you elect. They need no advice, 
help or " backing." Agree to all they propose. Make no kick — until 
afterward. Then come forward with your criticism, u I told you so — why 
didn't you do the," etc. 

Score Reading Class 




The prisoner stood for sentence. 

"You are charged with drunken and disorderly conduct." said the 
judge; "have you anything to say for yourself?" 

14 It's all due to my early training," said the man penitently. 
44 Explain yourself," said the judge. 

"For years, your honor, I studied the flute at the N. E. Conservatory 
of Music with a teacher who was very particular how I practiced. He 
used to say to me : 4 Stay with each bar you come to until you get all you 
can out of it : then go on to the next and do the same.' I got the habit so 
strong then that whenever I see one now, I can't help doing the way I was 

"•I see," said the judge, eying the man narrowly. 44 1 presume you 
used to have some rests in your score, didn't you ! " 
44 Yes, your honor." 
44 As many as thirty at a time ! " 
44 Often, your honor." 

44 Thirty days rest from all bars for you, then," said the judge. 
44 Behind the bars for a month," sighed the prisoner as the policeman 
led him away. 

A dillar, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar 

Went to Theory five minutes late, — 
And encountered a glare which produced such a scare 

That she now gets there promptly at eight. 

Isn't it strange that a conductor beats time but still is never ahead. 

No Comparison 

When Mr. Peirce was asked to write something for the Neume he 
most apologetically pleaded lack of time. Nevertheless, we feel sure that 
the recounting of his visit to Atlantic City last summer will be of interest 
to his many friends. 

To a reporter of the Neume staff he was extremely cordial, and when 
the subject of Atlantic City was broached, he waxed effusive. 

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w Oh, I had a corking time. Simply bully ! " was his enthusiastic open- 
ing. 44 Atlantic City beats anything you ever saw. And that billion dollar 
pier— it's simply IMMENSE ! " 

He paused for breath, and then continued : — 

44 Before starting out I made up my mind to do things up brown ; so I 
put up at the Marlborough Blenheim, the swellest summer resort hotel in 
the country." 

The very sound of this name kindled his enthusiasm to white heat. 
u Say ! " he nearly shouted, 44 were you ever there?" 

The reporter edged nearer to the window, taking notes at lightning 
speed. Without w r aiting for a reply, Mr. Peirce continued : — 

44 The interior of that building is just like a palace. The upholstery 
and the decorations are magnificent ; the chandeliers are gorgeous. And 
the carpet ! — your feet sink to the top of your shoes. Simply immense ! " 

44 For those three days it cost me some pile; but I didn't give a hoorah 
for the expense. I had my pocket full of silver dollars, and whenever I 
called for a glass of ice-water or a ham sandwich, I always flipped a dollar 
to the waiter. Oh, you've got to tip, you know, if you want good service." 

44 And the beach," asked the reporter; 44 how did you like that?" 

44 Simply immense ! But never you mind — take it from me — it can't 
begin to compare with Revere Beach. Why I — " 

But the reporter had fled. 

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Old Books in New Covers 

'Debit and Credit" 

4 Great Expectations" 

4 As You Like It" 

4 Much Ado About Nothing " 

4 Dream Life " 

4 A Hurricane in Petticoats " 
4 Westward Ho ! " 
4 Cast by the Sea " 
1 Auto-Suggestions " 

4 Privileged Classes " . 
4 The Last Hope " 
4 In the Reign of Terror " 
4 Homeward Bound " 

Class Treasurer. 
Annual N. E. C. Picnic. 
44 The Kitchen Orchestra." 
Martha Hadley. 
Mary Duggan. 
Cleo Parmelee. 
Amy Schneider (Nantucket). 

Eva Kellogg 

(Auto for bringing wash-boiler.) 
Juniors(?) and SENIORS. 
Check from father. 
Examination Week. 
June 26th, 1912. 

A saying had our Editor 

Which to the Board oft seemed a bore — 

He didn't fuss, he didn't fume, 

But simply said, 44 No ads, no Neume ! " 

But Teddy G. had wisely guessed 

The way to make us do our best. 

As soon as he came in the room 

He'd ask, 44 How's ads? No ads, no Neume ! " 

A warning to you, Juniors dear — 
We know you'll want a Neume next year. 
So heed it well — 'twill save you gloom. 
Remember then, 44 No ads, no Neume ! " 

150 Wbt ketone 1912 

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Too Much Labor! 

With extreme weariness the class treasurer of 1912 studied the lone 
list of uncollected dues. His monthly report would be expected within a 

"I guess I'll let them go another month," he sighed, tossing his pencil 
upon the table ; 44 this job is too strenuous for me." 

Leaning back in his chair he gazed and blinked at the endless column 
of figures until the amount seemed to grow larger and larger. 

Suddenly he heard a knock at his door. 

" Come in," he called. 

An energetic little man, with twinkling eyes and smiling face, entered 
the room. Under his arm he carried a small package. 

"I understand you are the treasurer of the class of 1912," he said. 
44 No doubt you find your work fatiguing." 

44 It is a burden of intolerable inconvenience," the treasurer replied. 
44 During the past two months I have spent a full half-hour of my valuable 
time thinking how to simplify the work of collecting those confounded 

44 Ah!" exclaimed the stranger, 44 my errand is timely; I feel sure I 
can be of great service to you." 
44 How so?" 

The little man set his package upon the table. 

44 Have you ever thought of an automatic due collector? " he asked. 
44 An automatic due collector ! " repeated the treasurer. 44 What do you 
mean ? " 

44 I'll explain." Whereupon the visitor proceeded to remove the wrap- 
ping paper from his bundle, displaying an oblong wooden case. 

44 1 have here," he said, 44 the most modern and up-to-date machine 
ever originated by the human mind — an automatic due collector." 

He smiled confidently as the treasurer sat bolt upright, with fixed 
attention upon the strange contrivance. 

44 This machine," went on the visitor, 44 is especially designed to per- 
form every service that may be required of a man in your position ; in 
short, it is a sort of treasurer's proxy." 

44 You will observe this phonographic attachment," he continued, 
pointing to a horn-shaped projection on one side of the case. 44 That 


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device will call out repeatedly the names of persons owing dues for the 
present month. 

"Now, when the dues are dropped into this box the machine will 
instantly issue a receipt and record the amount deposited. At the end of 
the month this little dial will indicate the total amount paid, with a list of 
names credited. All you need to do is to install the machine in a conspic- 
uous place, then await the time for your report. " 

During this explanation the treasurer's curiosity was aroused to a keen 
interest ; his hopes bordered upon wild enthusiasm. He carefully examined 
the mechanism to the smallest detail, depositing several quarters under 
various names in an effort to find a flaw. 

Apparently the machine was perfect, performing every function that 
its inventor had claimed. 

Suddenly a question flashed through his mind. He turned pale in 

he asked, excitedly. 

44 Why, you do, of course," the little man replied. 

The shock was too much. With a wild cry the treasurer awoke, ner- 
vously clutching the book with its list of names. Outside he heard the 
familiar voice of the president, loudly calling : — 

44 Say. Cook, have you got that report made out yet? " 

The Plaint of the Normal Pupil 

What is the use of playing scales, 

For little girls like me? 
It doesn't do me any good, 

As far as I can see. 
I play my scales both up and down, 

I make my fingers sore ; 
And when I'm through, I play my scales 

Xo better than before. 

Boyles : 

Seilek : 

44 Say, Seiler, do you know how to flirt with a handkerchief? " 
44 Huh ! I'd rather flirt with a skirt ! " 

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Harmony Restored 

Doctor : 44 Willie's case is serious, I must admit. How did it happen?" 
Mrs. Smith : 44 Our string quartette met with me to-day, and I had arranged 

to serve dinner after our rehearsal." 
Doctor: 44 Yes, madam." 

Mrs. Smith : 44 1 planned to have mince pie for dessert, and just before 

rehearsal I cut the pie into five pieces, and put it in the pantry." 
Doctor : 44 1 see." 

Mrs. Smith : 44 We were so engrossed in the Beethoven quartette that I 
forgot all about Willie. When we had finished, I hunted for him, 
and found — (Oh, doctor, I can't bear to think of it!) he was just 
swallowing the last piece of pie ! Doctor, will he recover, do you 

Doctor : 44 1 will not try to conceal the fact that his condition is serious. 
As a musician you will appreciate the gravity of the situation. Your 
boy, madam, is suffering from a very bad case of consecutive fifths ! " 

Mrs. Smith : 44 What can you do for him ? " 

Doctor : 44 Well, I think we had better introduce contrary motion in the 

parts concerned." 
At that he gave the boy a liberal dose of mustard and warm water. 

What would Seem Stranger Than California without Sunshine? 
— Virginia without Snow. 

Ladies, skip this paragraph! It is really unfit for publication. It got 
into the "Neume" by mistake, and I asked the printer to destroy it or set 
it wrong side up : — 

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Give Us the Luxuries of Life; We Can Dispense with the Necessities 

There is a modest Violet, 

Who (like us all) has many fads ; 
But no such girl there is, I'll bet, 

Who simply dotes on getting ads. 

And when she heard no Neume could be 
Unless much coin doth come to hand, 

She quickly rose and said, " O Gee ! " 
Then went for ads to beat the band. 

She wandered here and everywhere, 
For spaces big. (Oh, nothing less !) 

And when the manager would glare, 
She gently coaxed his "no " to "yes." 

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The Editor walked briskly into the room — the clock was just striking 
seven — so he found his committee of ten awaiting him. eager for the busi- 
ness of the evening. As he dropped his heavy load of stories, jokes, and 
grinds upon the piano, and straightened up in relief, four members of the 
committee rushed to his side to add each her stock of the week's contri- 

Ten stories from members of our class, as well as fourteen drawings 
and eight pages of jokes and personals from the Juniors," announced Miss 
M., •* are what I have received since last week." 

"•And I," exclaimed Miss B., •* had two full page advertisements 
offered to me, for which I knew we simply did not have room — the neces- 
sarv $600 are already here — so I just said that there would perhaps be 
room in next year's Xeume." 

So with eager hands and hearts, the board began the evening's process 
of reading, criticising, and eliminating, until by nine o'clock each section 
of the Xeume was fully arranged, and neatly piled up in order, ready for 
the printer. 

Then the Editor arose, and after expressing his gratitude for the inspir- 
ing help of his associate editor and of each one of the committee, as well as 
his relief that all the photographs of the class were already at the printer's, 
he voiced his regret that the entire business of the board was now finished — 
ending with the statement that "We need have no further meetings — and 
to-morrow I shall put up in the elevator a poster, saying that positivelv no 
more material of any kind will be accepted for the Neume." 

Then the members of the board adjourned to a spread awaiting them 

Young Composer ( submitting his manuscript for criticism) : I have not 
named my composition, although I have stvled it something like 
Debussv's ' Afternoon with a Faun.' " 

Director (cuttingly) : ••Hump! I should name it • An Evening with a 

Peirce : Frank Weed seems to be an inveterate smoker. 
Deac. : Yes. that's the reason his girl threw him over. She declared she 
could not get accustomed to the • Weed.' " 

Jenny : '* What is a drum-plaver's favorite diet: 
Russell : •• Beats and rolls." 


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Drayton : 44 What's the matter. Page? Stomach ache? " 
Page : " Xo : I fell against the piano and struck a chord." 

A Week Before the Minstrel Show 

A Bunch of Senior Daffydills 

Of all the many kinds of flowers, 

The daffodil's the worst, 
But still its rage at present hours 

May th ank a certain Hurst. 

And if perchance a few slip in 

This worthy ( ?) poem of mine. 

Please do not make too loud a din. 
But say they all are Fine. 

A little outline of the Class 

I undertake to give, 
And if you get a little " sass," 

Don't go and die. — but live ! 

We have a blushing, blooming Belli e), 
Who savs with downcast look, 

She ran for Miles, o'er Brooks and dells 
To find a worthv Cook. 

: : The &£\im.t is? 

Of couirse we know she is some sprinter — 

At tqutesdoos she's a hammer. 
So say. can Florence Freeze in winter 
Or Chester Cook in summer ? 

Xow there is little modest Maude, 
Who always wears the Gray. 
Let's find for her a gay GaylondL 
Who'll let her have her way. 

If Frieda has a Hyde to sell. 

And Mary Has— (s)kins to borrow, 
Xo Lyons need we ever quell 
To furnish furs to-morrow. 

John*s-son is now an Editor 
With Gundrr as the chief : 

To take 
A Miller had 

A Young Brown Wolfe stole down one night 
From mountains high and airy : 

The Miller saw through dawn's first light 
The number he Woodbury. 

We have two Schneiders in our class 

(I speak in honest candor) : 
I know the one is working fast 

To see if he can Lander. 

We have a Trickey nervous Weed, 

Who likes to Boicourt girls : 
Ensemble is his greatest deed, 

It puts his brain in whirls. 


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Now Rubin, Venner is a Page 

And girls he does adore : 
He Cranes and puts himself in rage 

When he can not Seymour. 

At talking, Mother Kellogg carries 

The prize and rules the day : 
I often wonder when she marries 

What rules dear Pa-may-lay (Parmelee) . 

A Free-man wrote this, Class, so pardon 

A joke that's not a corker, 
And let me spin just one more hard one — 

May Bishop be a Walker? 

Mr. Chadwick (to tympanist during rehearsal of piano concerto) : 14 Now 
Jenny, remember you must listen to the piano whether you can hear 
it or not." 

Pete : 44 I hear there is a big rise in the Harmony market." 

Jim : 44 How's that? " 

Pete : 14 Oh, — sevenths are going up." 

Brown : 44 Herbert Jenny is becoming quite thrifty of late. I hear he has 

considerable interest in the Brockville Bank." 
Kezy : 44 You mean Brocklebank." 

Miss Brooks : 4 * I nearly fainted this morning." 
Miss Reece : 44 Anything serious?" 

Miss Brooks: u Serious! I should say so. Chester Cook actually asked 
me for my class dues." 

To Miss Hyde said our friend Mr. A., 
44 What is wrong with your ringers? Play ! Play ! " 
Said she, with a giggle, 
44 1 can't make 'em wiggle. 
Why, I guess I am nervous to-day ! " 


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Harlow Dean (at a choir rehearsal) : "Mr. S., will you please play 
those octaves with your little finger?" 

Ten little Seniors sitting in a line — 
Fourth-session Sight-playing — Room 59. 

Nine little Seniors sitting rather straight, 

The first two received an E, and then there were eight. 

Eight little Seniors thinking thoughts of heaven, 

But one came earthward with a thud — then there were seven. 

Seven little Seniors thought they knew some tricks, 

One was not quite smart enough, and then there were six. 

Six little Seniors, glad they're left alive, 

But one was not, when he came out, and then there were five. 

Five little Seniors, huddled round the door, 

One got tangled up in sharps, then there were four. 

Four little Seniors wailed, " It's awful ! Gee ! " 

One got twisted in the rhythm — then there were three. 

Three little Seniors feeling pretty blue, 

One put in some unknown chords, and then there were two. 

Two little Seniors couldn't see the fun, 

One so scared she couldn't play, and then there was one. 

One little Senior started on a run, 

Down the stairs and out the door — and then there were none. 

Chalk it Up ! 

Fortix: "I bought a hundred shares in the United Glue Co. and got 

Peirce : 44 1 bought two hundred shares of ' watered stock' in United States 

Fortix : "I suppose you got soaked." 

Peirce : "No, my boy, you can't get soaked through rubber." 


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Hadley : "Is that an Admiral cigar you gave me? " 
Barnes : " No ; what made you think so ? " 
Hadley : " Why, it's rank." 

Russell (before the organ concerto, whispering nervously) : "Say, Jenny, 
if the organ stop will the drum stick?" 

A charming maid is Bessie B., 

And Bessie likes a gay M.D. 

The gay M.D. likes charming Bess, 

It must mean something — can't you guess? 

If Harry Barnes asked for a drink, would Hazel Bar-biers (beers) ? 

Wild Animals I Have Known 

162 Wc)t Jirame 1912 
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Gardner: "When I was a tiny boy with ringlets, they used to call me 

Barnes : "And now, I suppose, they call you Archibald." 



To me you could be naught but fair — 
I raised you with a mother's care. 
But other people seemed to hate you, 
So I had to amputate you. 

Vaughn Hamilton. 


Your death was hastened by a crack 
That came across your little back. 
You clung unto me like a brother, 
And now I'll have to get another. 

Herbert Jenny. 


Girls are fickle, girls are fair. 
Constant ones are mighty rare. 
I bury hopes of true love here — 
No girl has loved me more'n a year 

Harry Barnes. 


Dear little hat, I loved you so ! 
It hurt me much to let you go. 
The prettiest hat I've ever seen — 
Your memory always will be green, 

Mr. Elson. 

A Students Mi<jhfm<3re Exarnindtt'on "time 

164 JSeume 1912 

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Grace Notes 

Four inevitable natures are the loquacious, the conservative, the repel- 
lent, and the elusive. No sane person can deny his allegiance to one or 
more of them. The Conservatory holds them all, — to what class do you 

There are certain approximations of mollycoddles in the Conservatory 
who might materially add to their achievements by challenging some girl's 
croquet team. 

The student with plenty of "brass" might profit by the use of a little 

Because a man can "tickle the ivories" is no sign he comes up to the 

Even a musician finds it harder to " settle up" than to settle down. 

Students that are overburdened by the weight of self-importance will 
find instant relief by interviewing the Director. 

The portals of art are open to everyone — please enter without "knock- 

An eminent "authority" now declares that the notes of the "Anvil 
Chorus " were forged. 

Young ladies with liquid voices must be careful not to strain them. 
A musician's career is not all play. 

A composition and a proposition are the two radicals between art and 

If you should happen to meet Herbert Jennv in the Fens, carrying a 
note-book, he will tell you he is trying to find " figures " for development. 

The student's "Songs Without Words " fell into two pieces as she 
handed it to Mr. Elson for correction. 

" Oh, two-part form, I see," he observed. 

Mr. Snyder (at Neume Board meeting, discussing quotations for 
Seniors) : "If you can't find anything appropriate, then give them 
something nice." 




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The Conservatory Girl s Lament 

Broke, broke, broke, 
And my check isn't due for a week. 
Oh, I would that some friend could utter 
The thoughts which I dare not speak ! 

Oh ! well for the chorus girl, 

Who gets a fee for a smile. 

Oh ! well for the boy who doesn't care 

For the things that cost a pile. 

For the gaieties still so on 
At the Arena and around the Con, 
But I have no money to go with her, 
And I've had a quarrel with Tom. 

Broke, broke, broke, 

And I owe my class dues. Gee ! 

But the pleasant sight of a plunk once gone 

Will never come back to me. 

Barter and Exchange 

Will exchange a bass tuba for plumber's outfit. 

Pianist wishes to exchange his Steinway Grand for an aeroplane. 

Music student desires to exchange a music-bag for a meal-ticket. 
Reasons obvious. 

Violin for exchange by young lady with sound body and small neck. 
What have vou? 


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Why did our Xeume Editor refuse Theo. Roosevelt's present position. 
He considered the •* Outlook " less promising-. 

\\ hy does the percussion man sit near the >tage door ? So that when 
he gets his drum cue he can *• beat it." 





Here's to the Senior, the high-mucky-muck ; 

May success be his shadow, and endless good luck. 

Here's to our teachers, so patient and true, 

Who each did his durndest to get the class through. 

Here's to the Juniors, those green little guys ; 

If they'll just watch the Seniors, they'll grow great and wise. 

And here's to the Neume Board, soon laid on the shelf ; 
As a toast to true genius, we now toast ourself. 

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—LOUIS C. ELSOX, in Boston Advertiser. 

NOTE. These books are bound in neat, serviceable cloth. Copies of any will be sent with return privilege 
to customers with accounts in good standing, and to those with no accounts upon Receipt of Price, which 
will be cheerfully returned, less postage, if not satisfactory. 





Four Important Reasons 
Why You Should Do Your 
Shopping In Boston's 
Greatest Store 

Two great buildings — over 21 acres of selling space — are over- 
flowing with practical merchandise. Our New Building gives 

us hundreds of thousands of additional square feet of room whereby many 
selling sections have been rearranged and vastly enlarged. Convenient 
arrangement of merchandise and ample aisle room in both buildings as- 
sure most comfortable and satisfactory shopping. 

In addition to being Boston's best store for new and novel 
articles, this house is undeniably the best store for staple 

goods of all kinds. Through our perfected system of merchandising you 
will find here every week in the year plentiful assortments of every kind 
of merchandise we carry. 

TTT On account of our unequalled facilities we are first to show 
J- *~ • the novelties of the season. Here also you are sure to find 
many things not obtainable elsewhere — especially in goods of foreign 

J T7~ You can read our advertisements, knowing that dependence 
■L ' • can be placed in the goods offered. Exaggeration is some- 
thing never allowed and every article must be up to our required high 
standard, or it would not be permitted in our stock — much less advertised. 

Jordan Mars h c ompany 

The Mercantile Heart of New England 



Maker and Repairer of 
Highest Grade 

Violins, Violas,' Cellos 

and 'Bows 

Maker of the Prize 
Violin for the 

SSQ. E. Con 

Repairer for 
the Boston 
Opera and 

Cases and 
r 'Hows 

Italian and German 

Moderate Prices 

25o Huntington Ave. 
Boston, Mass. 
Opp. Symphony Hall 

Onyx 99 Hosiery 




Unapproachable for Quality, 
Style and Durability 

Best Merchants Delight to Sell Them 

Lord & Taylor 

New York 


Dieges & Clust 

"If Tve made it, it's right." 



For Presentation or Prizes 

149 Tremont St., cor. West 







Length of Call Unlimited. 

The following letter from a subscriber is ample 
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by your Company is most gratifying. Hereto- 
fore my calls have been limited to five minutes 
— a very discomfiting arrangement for a young 
lady in love — but now I can talk for an hour or 
more. Mr. Mitchell joins me in wishing your 
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Drug Store Goods of Every Description 
Stationery and Camera Supplies 


Successor to FINE., THE FLORIST 

floral Designs 

Fre.>h Violets three times a day, Wholesale and Retail 

144 Massachusetts Avenue 

Telephone, 3276-5 Back F3ay 




' I 'HE largest school of Oratory, Literature, 
* Physical Culture, Dramatic Art and Peda- 
gogy in America. It aims to develop in the 
student a knowledge of his own powers in ex- 
pression, whether as a creative thinker or an 
interpreter. Summer session. Teachers in 
demand. 32d year opens September 24th. 




Copyright Kabo Corset Co. 

Style 5011. The woman who has need 
of an extreme length of skirt combined with 
high back and low bust should try this model. 
Is made of a pretty striped material of very 
soft texture and trimmed with ribbon and lace. 
Has 12-inch front clasp and three pairs of strong 
supporters. Sizes IS to 30. $2.50 




Miss S. — What, a dollar and a half for my cut 
in the Neume ! It's too much ! 

Manager — But that's cut price, you know. 







Telephone, 4664-J Back Bay 

There is a young man, a true blonde, 
Of whom our sweet Bernice is fond. 
She has not named the day, 
But it's not far away, 

When the Brooks will be changed to a Pond. 

Telephone, 2053-R Back Bay 


French Tailoring Co. 

Ladies' Tailors and 
Habit Makers 



Near Symphony Hall 



Exclusive Designs in . . . 


Lmbracing original models by Paris Designers and our own reproduction at far 

less expensive prices 

Also exclusive fashions in Suits, Millinery, Wraps, Dresses, Waists, 
Neckwear, and French Hand Made and American 
Undermuslins for Women, Misses and Children 

154-155 TRtMONT ST., 



The 'Photographer 

250 HUNTINGTON AVENUE Opp. Symphony Hal 

Highest Grade of Work 

50 per cent, discount to all Conservatory Students 

All of the late Mr. Jordan's negatives are reserved by 
me for duplicate orders 


Mrs. B. M. Dickson 

... MILLINERY ... 

(Marsh Store) 
Special rates to . . . 



Telephone, Back Bay 3842-W 






Classes of 191 1 and 1912 





Special Rates to ALL Conservatory Students. 






Near Massachusetts Avenue 




Music evenings and Sunday afternoons 
Huyler's Chocolates and Bon Bons 


JLabitti anb <§ents Jfumtshtngs 


Opposite Symphony Hall 



Bring your films and plates to us to be 
properly developed and printed. 



Opposite Symphony Hall 

Send Home a 
New England Conservatory 


A News Journal for Conservatory 
Graduates and Non-Graduates 

For the Faculty, Students and 
all Alumni 

Official Organ of the N. E. C. 
Alumni Association 

F. OTIS DRAYTON, Managing Editor 

N. E. C. of Music 

The " REVIEW " is on sale at the N. E. C. Music Store, 
or by Mail from the Managing Editor 



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Attention " 




Silver, Burdett & Company 



A §>itp?rb Art f rnimrt 



IS UNSURPASSED .j*^<£<2*<££Jtj* * £ £ & 

OF THE "STIEFF" £ * S & Jt 


9 No. Liberty Street Baltimore 




Compliments of tfje 

Bana Hall girls 


Designers and Tailors 


Our tailored apparel is the best that can be produced, fabrics and patterns are care- 
fully selected. The tailoring is unsurpassed. A suit made of fine men's wear-cloth and 
serges, lined with guaranteed lining for $27.50 


694 Washington St., Boston, Mass. 



... Dealer in ... 

Beef, Lamb, Veal and Pork Products 

Hotel, Club and Family Trade a specialty 



tEremant S>tmt - Near Blrst §tml - Inslmt 

Suits, Gowns, Dresses, Coats, Millinery, Waists, 

French and American Undermuslins, 
Knit Underwear, Hosiery, Corsets, Petticoats, Neckwear, 
Scarfs, Veils, Handkerchiefs, Jewelry, 
Leather Goods, Gloves, Silks, Dress Goods, 

Wash Goods, White Goods, Oriental and Domestic Rugs 
Lace Curtains, Upholstery and Drapery Materials, Housekeeping Linens. 

Ceylon Tea 


60 Cents 

1-2 lb. 

33 Cents 




Packed in Parchment-lined 

One pound and half-pound Canisters 

We invite comparison with other Teas 
of the same or higher price 







and EGGS 

8 New Faneuil Hall Market 




Nearly opp. Boston Opera House Opp. New England Conservatory of Music 

282-286 Huntington Avenue Corner Gainsboro Street 



Special Opera Dinner, 5 P. M. until 

'Putnam's "Sl^in Health" Cold Cream, 

after the Opera. 

10c, 15c, 25c, 50c, 75c Sizes. 

Used and recommended by leading 

Jjroiled Live Lobster, Ice Lream 

artists everywhere. 

and rancy Ices. 


Daily morning trips from the Putnam 

Post Office Telegraph Office 

Dairy Farm, Lexington, Mass. 


Fresh Eggs, Milk, Butter and Veg- 

Manicure Goods and Toilet Articles 

etables served at the table 

Periodicals and Stationery. 

Sold at the Counter 



Prescriptions a Specialty, 

Registered Pharmacists in attendance. 

Weddings, Parties, Receptions, etc. 


STUDENT'S SPA (Putnam's Cafe) 

DRUG STORE (Putnam's Pharmacy) 







— xr>n 




furnish the greatest piano values to be found in the world to-day. They 
contain improvements which are epoch-making in their importance, and are 
the last word in artistic piano building. They are everywhere recognized as 
musically the most beautiful pianos the world has ever seen, and their unique 
construction, with the Mason & Hamlin Grand Tension Resonator, gives 
them an imperishable tone. Visitors are always welcome. 

Mason <<c Hamlin Co.